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Josiah Bunting III
Lieutenant General Josiah Bunting III (Ret.) is an American retired military officer and educator.
Bunting graduated third in his class as an English major at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and was award a Rhodes scholarship to attend Oxford University, where he acheived a B.A. and M.A. and also served as president of the American Students Association . He entered the United States Army in 1966. After six years of service, he reached the rank of Major. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Vietnam (Ninth Infantry Division); and West Point, where he was assistant professor of history and social sciences.
Bunting was president as several schools and was appointed Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute effective in 1995. At VMI, he is Professor of Humanities and has taught a history course in Democracies at War, an English course in Prose of the Victorian period, and a political science seminar entitled "Political and Military Leadership."
He was responsible for overseeing preparations for and the enrollment of female cadets.
- Small Units in the Control of Civil Disorder (1967)
- "The Lionheads" selected one of the Ten Best Novels of 1973 by Time magazine.
- The Advent of Frederick Giles (1974).
- An Education for Our Time (Regnery, 1998), a work describing a "dying billionaire's detailed vision of a new, ideal college", was a main selection of the Conservative Book Club in 1998.
- All Loves Excelling (Bridge Works, 2001), set in a boarding school.
- Thomas Babington Macaulay's Lays of Ancient Rome (Gateway, 1997)
- John Henry Cardinal Newman's The Idea of a University (Gateway, 1999).
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