The U.S. Department of the Army is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and authors The Soldier's Guide, The Complete Guide to Edible Wild Plants, U.S. Army Ranger Handbook, U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat, U.S. Army First Aid Manual, U.S. Army Weapons Systems, U.S. Army Special Forces Handbook, U.S. Army Guide to Boobytraps, U.S. Army Explosives and Demolitions Handbook, U.S. Army Special Forces Guide to Unconventional Warfare, and U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Handbook.
Colonel Peter T. Underwood, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), holds a BA from the Virginia Military Institute, an MA in history from Duke University, an MA in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, and is also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Armed Forces Staff College. His career has included multiple assignments in the Far East and Europe, and he is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Desert Fox, and Southern Watch. His staff assignments have been at the battalion, regimental, air group, division, component command, and unified command levels. He has also served as a history instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy and as Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Naval War College. He currently works as an independent consultant.