Norman Polmar

Norman Polmar is an internationally known analyst, consultant, and award-winning author specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence areas. He has participated in or directed major studies in these areas for the U.S. Department of Defense and Navy, and served as a consultant to U.S. and foreign commercial firms and government agencies. He has been an advisor or consultant on naval issues to three U.S. Secretaries of the Navy and two Chiefs of Naval Operations, as well as to three U.S. Senators and a Speaker of the House of Representatives. He has 50 published books to his credit, including eight previous editions of Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet and four editions of Guide to the Soviet Navy as well as U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Ship Killer, and Project Azorian. Mr. Polmar is a columnist for Proceedings and Naval History magazines. He is a resident of Alexandria, VA.

Expertise
Products by this Author
SUBMARINES OF THE RUSSIAN AND SOVIET NAVIES, 1718-1990
The first book to comprehensively describe Russian and Soviet submarine development and operations... Read More
CHRONOLOGY OF THE COLD WAR AT SEA, 1945 - 1991
From the very beginning the U.S. Navy played a central role in what turned out to be a forty-five-... Read More
THE NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT OF THE U.S. FLEET, 18TH EDITION
Packed with authoritative information, up-to-date photographs, line drawings, maps, and useful... Read More
PROJECT AZORIAN
"In describing an effort similar in ambition to that of the moon landing, this book is a... Read More
Author Events
Book Signing
Naval Submarine League, Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA Read More
"Angle of Attack" Premieres
Interviewees include Naval Institute Press authors Admiral James L. Holloway, USN (Ret.), Vice... Read More
Featured Panelist
2:45pm, Surface Navy Association's "2012 National Symposium," Hyatt Regency Hotel,... Read More
Featured Speaker
1:20pm (Presentation on Azorian) & 4:20pm, (presentation on the Thresher), "2012 Int... Read More

 
 

Conferences and Events

2014 U.S. Naval Institute History Conference

Wed, 2014-10-01

The 2014 Naval History Conference is hosted by the U.S. Naval Institute and the U.S. Naval Academywith support from The William M...

Defense Forum Washington 2014

Newseum - Knight Conference Center

2015 WEST Conference

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From the Press

Guest Lecturer

Thu, 2014-08-21

Meet the Author & Book Signing

Sat, 2014-08-30

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