Edward J. Emering

Edward J. Emering

Edward John Emering is a noted author, military historian, actuary, photographer and adventurer. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, Certified Pension Consultant and an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA. He is also a member of the [http://www.omsa.org/ Orders and Medals Society of America] , the [http://www.skf-vzw.org/ Studiekring Faleristiek vzw of Belgium] and the [http://www.european-paratrooper.de/ European Military Parachutist Association (EMPA)] . He is also a contributing author for Burke’s Peerage [http://www.wokm.co.uk/ "World Orders of Knighthood and Merit"] . He served in the U.S. Navy as a “mustang” officer from 1963 until his honorable release in 1982, although this claim is suspect as he has also previously claimed to have been a former Navy Seal. His claim of having been a Navy Seal has been refuted by [http://www.cyberseals.org www.cyberseals.org] (now [http://www.veriseal.org www.veriseal.org] ) and by the [http://www.npc.navy.mil/channels Navy's Bureau of Personnel] . If this individual makes any claims to rate any military medals of valor, ask him to provide official documentation to support his claim. He is also a PADI Master SCUBA Instructor (retired) with over 46 years of diving experience including some of the world’s greatest ship wrecks, which he wrote about for "SCUBA Times" and "Underwater Geographic" magazines.Ed is also the holder of two “flags” for exploration at the [http://www.comebackalive.com/df/advclubs.htm Adventurers Club] . His photography has appeared in numerous books and articles both those authored by himself as well others, who he has generously assisted.


He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Seton Hall University, a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Science Degree from DePaul University.


In addition to his military honors, he is a Grand Officer of the Imperial Order of the Dragon of Annam, a Knight of the Order of the Star of Moheli. He is also the recipient of four [http://www.omsa.org/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=2111/ commendation medals] and two literary medals from the [http://www.omsa.org/ Orders and Medals Society of America] . He also holds the prestigious St. Michael’s Medal from the [http://www.european-paratrooper.de/ EMPA] .

Published Works

In addition to numerous professional articles, which have appeared in such prestigious business publications as the Harvard Business Review and the [http://www.fei.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=_FEI&WebKey=70e1df0b-dcdc-4756-a896-9847e57238a4 Financial Executive] and numerous other employee benefit, tax and actuarial professional journals and SCUBA related articles, he has authored more than fifty articles in the field of orders and medals.

elected Books

*"Orders, Decorations and Badges of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam." Schiffer Publishing, 2000. ISBN 978-0764301438

*"U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Campaign and Commemorative Medals." Schiffer Publishing, 1998. ISBN 978-0764303869

*"Weapons & Field Gear of the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong." Schiffer Publishing, 1998. ISBN 978-0764305832

*"Viet Cong: A Photographic Portrait." Schiffer Publishing, 1999. ISBN 978-0764307584

elected Articles

Articles published in the [http://www.omsa.org/ Journal of the Orders & Medals Society of America]
*"The Gold Star Order." Vol. 47, No. 8 (October 1996): 14-16.
*"Medals of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including Zaire, Katanga and South Kasai,” Vol. 55, No. 4 (Jul-Aug): 15-27

*“Medals of the 21st Century Afghanistan War,” Vol. 55, No. 5 (Sep-Oct): 2-16
*“Belgian Medals for Congo Service,” Vol. 56, No. 2 (Mar-Apr): 3-20

Articles published in the Greek Journal Collectible Chronicles
*“The Imperial Order of the Dragon of Annam,” No. 17, (July-August September 2004): 2-9

*“The Medals of Lebanon,” No. 18, (October-November-December 2004): 2-11

Additional writings have appeared in the Eng Leong Industries Newsletter in Singapore and in official publications of the SKF in Belgium.

External links

* [http://www.emering.com/medals/ Official website of Edward J. Emering]
* [http://www.themedalhound.com/books/index.html Complete list of books and monographs by Edward J. Emering]
* [http://www.themedalhound.com/articles.html List of medal related articles by Edward J. Emering]
* [http://isbndb.com/d/person/emering_edward_j.html Vietnam books by Edward J. Emering]
* [http://www.iapsr.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=25&Itemid=25 The Royal Orders and Medals of the Kingdom of Laos by Edward J. Emering]

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