Title: Magazine Editor, Historian
Location: Leesburg, Virginia, United States
Jon Sheldon Guttman, a Magazine Editor and Historian, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in publishing.
A graduate of the University of Albany, Mr. Guttman received a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Master of Arts in European history. Since 1988, he has served as the senior editor, research director and a contributing writer for Historynet, a subsidiary of Mega International. Through this company, Mr. Guttman has worked alongside several publications such as the Civil War Times, Aviation History, America’s Civil War, Wild West, Military History and Vietnam. During his tenure with the publication, he simultaneously lent his expertise as the editor of the Military History magazine between 1995 and 2006 and edited the Modern Warfare magazine between 1989 and 1990.
In the past, Mr. Guttman served with the New York and Virginia Army National Guard for more than 20 years, retiring as a master sergeant in the 29th Infantry Division. During his service, he was called to active duty in and around Washington, D.C. area during the January 1996 blizzard. Additionally, he was on peacekeeping duty in Bosnia and Herzegovina between September 2001 and April 2002. For his accomplishments in the field, Mr. Guttman was a four-time recipient of the Thornton D. Hooper Award between 1988 and 2016. He attributes his success to persistent focus combined with compensation in writing and organizational talents for history.
A respected voice in the field, Mr. Guttman has become internationally known for his research and writing on World War I aviation. He has also written extensively on naval history and World War II aviation, both in magazine articles and in books. His first book, “Defiance at Sea” was published in Great Britain in 1995 and has since been reprinted twice. He also authored “Fighting Firsts,” an aviation book published in London in 2000. Mr. Guttman later released, “World War II in Color” in 2010, followed by “War in the Pacific,” in 2011. A celebrated Marquis listee, Mr. Guttman has been featured in the first edition of Who’s Who in the Media and Communication and the 24th and 25th editions of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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