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Reina Pennington joined the faculty of the Department of History and Political Science at Norwich University in 1999. She specializes in military, Russian, and European history. She holds a BA from the University of Louisville and an MA and PhD from the University of South Carolina.

Reina Pennington earned her BA in Soviet area studies from the University of Louisville and her MA and PhD from the University of South Carolina, with fields in Russian, military, and European history, and a certificate in women’s studies. She has taught military and Russian history at Norwich since 1999 and has received the institution's highest awards in both research and teaching. Her primary research interest is Soviet military history. Her publications include Wings, Women and War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat and Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is presently working on a new book entitled What Russia Can Teach Us About War.

Pennington is a former Air Force intelligence officer. She served as a Soviet analyst with F-4 and F-16 fighter squadrons, the Aggressor Squadrons, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Alaskan Air Command. She has also served as a trustee of the Society for Military History, as Chair of the Department of the Army Historical Advisory Committee, and as a Presidential Counselor for the National WWII Museum.

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