Will Armstrong, Historian / Research Professional

Will Armstrong is a professional public historian who has used his extensive knowledge of historical research methods and project management skills for Law Firms and Fortune 500 clients involved in high-stakes toxic tort and environmental litigation. Will has also developed historical exhibit content for corporate and museum clientele, and has penned three books about his historical passion – 20th century American military history. Prior to joining Taylor Research Group, Will was a Historian with History Associates Incorporated (HAI) in Rockville, MD, for over a decade.

Education

  • Towson University, BS in History and Political Science

Professional Research Experience:

  • Research projects to document the history of former military installations across multiple states and representing all service branches in support of the Defense Environmental Restoration Program – Formerly Used Defense Sites (DERP-FUDS) (Client: Environmental Firms under contract to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
  • Research project to document the history of a former industrial site and its contracts with the Atomic Energy Commission in support of the Formerly Used Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) (Client: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
  • Research projects to document the production of munitions, aerospace craft, and strategic materials on behalf of the U.S. Government, including detailed investigations of both government-owned and contractor-owned industrial sites (Clients: Law Firms and Fortune 500 Companies)
  • Research projects to document contracts, government-contractor interaction, and government/military specifications and regulations in matters related to potential product liability (Clients: Law Firms and Fortune 500 Companies)
  • Military records searches to document individual service and unit histories, as well as weapons, vehicles, and equipment (Clients: Museums, Law Firms, Public Defenders, and Genealogists)
  • Conducted extensive primary source research (textual and photograph) to write and publish the following historical books: Images of America: Maryland in World War I (2017), Images of Aviation: Marine Air Group 25 and SCAT (2017), and Baltimore in World War II (2005)