Norman Polmar

Norman Polmar is a prominent author specializing in the naval, aviation, and intelligence areas.[1]

He has led major projects for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy, and foreign governments.[1] His professional expertise has served three Secretaries of the U.S. Navy and two Chiefs of Naval Operations.[1] He is credited with 50 published books, including eight previous editions of Ships and Aircraft of the U.S. Fleet and four editions of Guide to the Soviet Navy.[1] Polmar writes a column for Proceedings[1] and was editor of the United States and several other sections of the annual publications of Jane's Fighting Ships.[2]

In 2019, the Naval Historical Foundation awarded Polmar the Commodore Dudley W. Knox Naval History Lifetime Achievement Award.[3]


  1. "Norman Polmar". U.S. Naval Institute. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. "Norman Polmar: Archives". National Journal. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  3. Pull Together: Newsletter of the Naval Historical Foundation, vo. 58, no. 1 (Summer 2019), pp. 9-11
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