Academic journal article Parameters

Farewell to Our Managing Editor

Academic journal article Parameters

Farewell to Our Managing Editor

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For anyone remotely familiar with the world of military journalism, the name Gregory N. Todd is synonymous with quality and excellence in publishing. It is my sad duty to announce that Greg is retiring after 33 years of federal service, 29 of which were as the technical and managing editor of Parameters. His service at the US Army War College has spanned the tenures of seven editors and 14 commandants, an epoch performance by anyone's standard. The tradition of casting superlatives at individuals as they depart the scene always appears to be a bit belated, and that is certainly true in Greg's case. Fortunately, however, it is my prerogative to reminisce and remember.

Greg Todd is a pioneer; he joined Parameters in 1977, just six short years after its genesis as the senior professional journal of the US Army. In 1987 he designed the modern format the journal displays today. In the true pioneer spirit he was responsible for many of the technical and automation initiatives that resulted in Parameters being distributed to more than 13,000 readers around the globe. Greg was singularly responsible in 1996 for the establishment of Parameters On-Line, a project he continues to expand and modernize to this day. …

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