All Press Releases for February 15, 2018

Edgar Raines, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Raines has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the education industry

He is currently serving as a contract historian with the Joint History Office in the Pentagon.

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, February 15, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Edgar Raines, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Raines celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A widely regarded historian, Dr. Raines served the U.S. Army Center of Military History for more than three decades prior to his retirement as a senior historian in 2011. During this time, he received numerous awards, including a Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Army Historical Foundation Award and Harry E. Pratt Award. Dr. Raines has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in the World.

A respected voice in his fields of study, Dr. Raines has been credited as an author or co-author of several official publications, including "Eyes of Artillery: The Origins of Modern U.S. Army Aviation in World War II," "The Army and the Joint Chiefs of Staff" and "The Rucksack War: U.S. Army Operational Logistics in Grenada, 1983." Although Dr. Raines retired in 2011, he maintains involvement with the American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Society for Military History, Society for History in the Federal Government, and Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is currently serving as a contract historian with the Joint History Office in the Pentagon.

Dr. Raines attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in history in 1966 and Master of Arts in history in 1968. Upon completing a Ph.D. in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976, he joined Silver Lake College as an assistant academic dean. Dr. Raines held this position until he joined the U.S. Air Force as a civilian historian in 1979. One year later, he moved to the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Edgar Raines, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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