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Steven L. Ossad is an independent biographer and a retired Wall Street technology analyst focused on leadership, command, and adapting military technology for executive management training.


His most recent work is a privately commissioned family history with a strong World War II connection, Camille and Bill, A Century of Love, Family and Faith.

He is the author of Omar Nelson Bradley, Americ's GI General (2017) honored with a Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award (2018) and with Don R. Marsh) of Major General Maurice Rose: World War II's Greatest Forgotten Commander (2003). In 2014, he received a General and Mrs. Matthew Ridgway Research Award from the Army War College for his work on Omar Bradley. In 2003 he was presented an Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award. His article "Out of the Shadow and into the Light: Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus and U.S. Civil Affairs in World War II," published in Army History, was a runner up for that same award in 2016. As a result of this article, Colonel Marcus was postumously recognized as a Distinguished Member of the Civil Affairs Regiment at Ft. Bragg on October 26, 2017.

Steve's writing has appeared in Army History Magazine, WWII History, Global War Studies, America's Civil War, Civil War Quarterly, Army Magazine, World War II Magazine, Military Heritage, Wharton Leadership Digest, Training Magazine and the CNBC Author's Blog. His most recent published work, "The Liberation of Nordhausen," in WWII History (Feb 2019) describes what the men of 3rd Armored Division found on April 11, 1945 deep in Germany.


He holds a bachelor's degree with honors in philosophy from Wesleyan University (70), a master's degree in political philosophy from the New School for Social Research (72), and a master of business administration from Harvard Business School (76).

Steven Ossad lives in New York City and visits his family in London often.