Philip Padgett examines history by applying skills developed during 40 years of analytical support to national security deliberations and international negotiations. He supported from Washington teams negotiating five international treaties and agreements. He went on to develop integrated analyses of the East-West military balance, nuclear doctrine and deterrence, and arms control compliance monitoring. These were used by senior leaders for insight into emerging concerns and as bridges between national policy needs and opportunities emerging from new technologies. From 2001 to 2011, Phil’s endeavors expanded to homeland security. He in national-level counterterrorism exercise and in creating all-hazard national preparedness plans and guidance. On retiring, Phil served several years in FEMA’s Reserve Corps culminating in deployment to New York for Super Storm Sandy. Phil received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Management Science degrees from University of Maryland University College. A Navy veteran, he resides in Kensington, Maryland. Advocating OVERLORD is his first book.