About the author

Reina Pennington, PhD, teaches military and Russian history at Norwich University, the nation's oldest private military college. A former Air Force intelligence officer, she served as a Soviet analyst with F-4 and F-16 fighter squadrons, the Aggressor Squadrons at the USAF Fighter Weapons School, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Alaskan Air Command. Her primary research interest is Soviet military history, especially women in military history and aviation 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, What Russia Can Teach Us About War and on a novel based on the life Liliia Litviak.

For more information, see Dr. Pennington’s web site.