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Meet the Author – Carl Bogar

Meet the Author!

Visit us on Friday, June 21, 2024 at Studio Moonfall from 4pm to 7pm to meet Military History Author, Carl A. Bogar.

Hang out at the shop and take a peek inside their book, China on War:

Before the rise of the Shang Dynasty in 1,600 B.C.E., leaders of China developed their ideas on military strategy and tactics. Sun Tzu, authored the first manuscript on military strategy in the fifth century B.C.E. His work, The Art Of War is required reading at military academies globally today. This book is a brief synopsis of over three thousands years of Chinese military thought that shaped Mao Tse-tung’s ideals on how to win a farming peasant revolution and become the leader of a modern China establishing the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

Get a sneak peek at China on War at

Carl began collecting military artifact in 1975, when his Grandfather a World War Two Army veteran gave him a German Helmet. Today the collection that he uses to do military exhibits like this one has grown to almost 41,000 items.

In 1988 Carl entered military service in the United States Marine Corps as a machine-gunner. In 1994, with just over six years of active service, Carl left the Marine Corps due to military cutbacks. Later that year, after seeing a recruiting poster reading “Sometimes Marines make betters soldiers”, he joined the United States Army Reserves as a military instructor.

In 1997, Carl was selected to go to the United States Military Academy located at West Point, New York as an instructor of map reading, trooping leading procedures, and basic tactics.

In 2000, after 13 years of service, Carl’s military service ended as an officer candidate due to service-connected injuries.

Carl holds college degrees in Criminal Justice, History, and a Masters of Arts in Military History from Norwich University.

In 2009, Carl was named the Veterans Business of the Year for Wisconsin by the U.S., S.B.A. In 2013, Carl was named the Home-based Business of the Year for Wisconsin and then U.S., S.B.A Region 5.

Carl was recognized as the Veterans Employment Representative of the Year while he worked for The state of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development in 2007, by the American Legion Department of Wisconsin.

In 2015, Carl was named a Patriotic Employer by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, employer support of the guard and reserve.

Carl has been a member of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan‘s Veterans Advisory Board and Small Business Advisory Board since 2007. In 2009, he received a certificate of congressional recognition from the Speaker’s office for his service when Congressman Bryan Steil took office. Carl continues to serve on these boards for Congressman Bryan Stile who was elected after Speaker Ryan retired.

Today, Carl uses his degrees and love of military history to run Historic Military Impressions, providing short term military exhibits to add value to public events and other history-related history classes and programs all over the United States.

See you from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, June 21, 2024 at Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Avenue with Carl A. Bogar!