Lou DiMarco retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army in July
2005 after more than 24 years of active service.
He was commissioned as an Armor officer in the US Army from the US
Military Academy in 1981. His
military assignments include command and staff positions in armored cavalry
squadrons and division, corps and joint forces headquarters.
His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree from the
, a Masters in Military Art and Science from the US Army Command and
, and a Masters of Arts Degree in International Relations from
Salve Regina University
. He is a Ph.D. candidate at
and is writing a dissertation focused
on the US Army occupation and military government operations prior to World War
II. Currently Mr. DiMarco is a
member of the faculty of the Army Command and
where he teaches military history, combined arms tactics, and elective
courses on the history of modern urban warfare and modern warfare in the
. Mr. DiMarco has authored
several key Army doctrinal manuals including FM 3-06, Urban Operations
(2002). Other written projects
include an award winning monograph on reconnaissance doctrine in World War II, a
contribution to the 2003 Combat Studies Institute publication, Block by
Block: The Challenges of Urban
Operations, and the first work in the Combat Studies Institute’s Global
War on Terror series entitled Traditions, Changes, and Challenges: Military
Operations and the
(2004). Mr. DiMarco has
presented a variety of lectures on topics relating to urban warfare and
counterinsurgency. His most recent
work is an article entitled “Anatomy of a failed Occupation: The U.S.
Army in the former Confederate States, 1865-1877,”
published as a Land Warfare Paper by the Association of the United States
Army's Land Warfare Institute, November, 2007.