About Colonel Schumacher

Gerald Schumacher is a retired U.S. Army officer, having served many years with the Army’s elite Special Forces, commonly referred to as the Green Berets. He is now a published author and military analyst.

During his 32 years of active and reserve service his command and senior staff assignments included Brigade Commander, Division Chief of Staff, Division Operations Officer, Special Forces Battalion Commander, Special Forces Service Company Commander, Vietnam District Senior Advisor, Mechanized Infantry Company Commander, Vietnam Mobile Advisory Team Leader, Basic Combat Training Company Commander and Infantry Platoon Leader.

Books by Gerald Schumacher

There are only a few things in life that I can do really, really well—war is one of them.


A symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction in the fight for freedom.


Published Works

Gerald Schumacher’s published works include his hard cover book on Private Military Contractors and his illustrated book on what it takes to become a Green Beret. As a photographer his books incorporate many of his own compelling images. He has appeared on television news as a military analyst, featured as a guest speaker on local and national radio, been a returning lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley International House, and a featured speaker at the Hoover Institute.