David Horner, AM, DipMilStud (RMC), MA (Hons) (UNSW), PhD (ANU)
Official Historian and Professor of Australian Defence History, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies
Australian defence history, particularly strategy, command, intelligence and operations and current defence issues. His major research projects are the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping and Post-Cold War Operations, which is a joint ANU-Australian War Memorial project; and the Official History of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
- High Command, Australia and Allied Strategy, 1939-1945, George Allen & Unwin, Sydney, in association with the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1982.
- The Gunners: A History of Australian Artillery, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1995.
- Inside the War Cabinet: Directing Australia's War Effort, 1939-1945, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1996.
- (with Desmond Ball) Breaking the Codes: Australia's KGB Network, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1998.
- Blamey: The Commander-in-Chief, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1998.
- Defence Supremo: Sir Frederick Shedden and the Making of Australian Defence Policy, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2000.
- The Australian Centenary History of Defence, Volume 4, Making the Australian Defence Force, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2001.
- Strategic Command: General Sir John Wilton and Australia's Asian Wars, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2005.
Served for 25 years in the Australian Regular Army, including active service in South Vietnam; joined SDSC in 1990; Editor of the Army History Series (1994 to present); Head of the Australian Army's Land Warfare Studies Centre (1998 to 2002); adviser to TV programs.