Norman M. Wade is the author and publisher of the “SMARTbook” series of reference books. With 18 separate titles currently in the military SMARTbook series in circulation (and more than 40 books over the past 20 years), the SMARTbook series is recognized as a doctrinal reference standard by military professionals around the world at the tactical, organizational/institutional, and strategic levels. His books are carried at virtually every major U.S. Army base around the world.As a publisher, Norm brings a unique perspective and approach to reference and technical writing and information art presentation. Now, in collaboration with a collective of respected subject matter experts and industry thought leaders, he is developing a comprehensive series of related “National Power” SMARTbooks.During his Army career, Norm served in a variety of leadership and senior staff positions. As an Army aviator, he flew OH-58 Kiowa scout helicopters as a platoon leader during combat in Desert Storm and later commanded an attack helicopter company (AH-64 Apaches). A seasoned professional with extensive strategic communication and security cooperation experience, Norm served in a number of demanding, executive-level staff and senior public affairs positions including the personal staff to the Secretary of the Army. Versed in Department of Defense, Congressional/ government, and civilian/corporate policy, operations, and strategic communications, he has a unique understanding of international and regional sensitivities and political-military relations. He retired with more than 23 years of military service.
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SMARTbooks: Reference Essentials for the Instruments of National Power (D-I-M-E: Diplomatic, Informational, Military, Economic)! Recognized as a “whole of government” doctrinal reference standard by military, national security and government professionals around the world, SMARTbooks comprise a comprehensive professional library designed for all levels of Service.
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Our SMARTbook series has been fully UPDATED & REVISED with the Army’s latest “Doctrine 2015” publications (ADP/ADRP/ATTPs)!Read more about Doctrine 2015 Compliance!
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