Albion A. Bergstrom

Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Col., U.S. Army, Retired
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Professor Bergstrom is a native New Englander who had a full career in the U.S. Army as an Armor/Cavalry officer including combat duty in Vietnam. He joined the U.S. Naval War College in 1996 as a member of the Joint Operations Department and became the head of Block IV, Regional Contingency Planning and Warfighting. After retiring from active duty in late 1999 he continued to teach in the electives program, distance education program as well as in the regular program and rejoined the War College faculty full time as a professor in Joint Military Operations in 2003.

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cold War
  • Ground Warfare
  • Joint Operations
  • Leadership
  • National Security
  • South China Sea
  • Southeast Asia
  • Vietnam
  • Vietnam War


National Security Fellow, Kennedy School, Harvard University

M.A., Naval War College, National Security

M.A., Central Michigan University, Personnel Management

Defense Strategy Course, Army War College

Command and General Staff Course, Fort Leavenworth

B.A., Colorado State University, Political Science/International Relations

Awards and Decorations

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star

Purple Heart

Meritorious Service Medal
5 Medals

Army Commendation Medal for Valor

Army Commendation Medal
3 Medals

Air Medal
3 Medals

Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star and with Palm

Army General Staff Identification Badge

Other Honors

Orden del Merito Naval
Grade of Knight from the Navy of Chile

Silver Medallion
Order of Saint George

External Memberships and Associations

Naval War College Foundation

Army War College Foundation

Disabled American Veterans


Boy Scouts of America

Military Order of the Purple Heart

5th Infantry Division Association

Armor Association

1st Cavalry Division Association

Army Historical Association

Appalachian Mountain Club

American Legion

Association of the United States Army

New Hampshire Farm Bureau

Vasa Order of America

Vasa Museum Association

Vietnam Veterans of America

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