In 2008 we created an Executive Council for the Military History Center to function as a patron organization. Our vision is to have twenty members of the community working with us to promote the study and importance of military history in the greater DFW area. The Executive Council plays a key role in selecting speakers for the annual Al and Johanna Hurley Military History Seminar and the annual Air Power Symposium. Dr. Jerry Farrington is the Chairman of the Board.
The Executive Council also plays a large role in fundraising. As many
universities have turned their backs on military history in an ongoing
post-Vietnam revulsion with war and military affairs, the University of
North Texas is committed to increasing the profile of its military
history program, which is anchored by the Military History Center. In
the upcoming years we will be working to create endowed chairs in
military history as well as to complete the endowment for the Barsanti
Chair in Military History. The purpose of such endowments is to attract
outstanding faculty to UNT and to support the work of graduate students.
The latter is especially imperative in order to replenish the ranks of
military historians who retire. Thus, the Executive Council plays a
large role in the future of military history not only at UNT, but in
higher education throughout the United States. We are also working
closely with the US Army on several initiatives, the most important is
the Center's participation in the program that brings US Army captains
to UNT for two years of intensive military history study. Upon
completion of this program, the officers are assigned to West Point to
teach general and specialized military history courses to the cadets.
Consequently, UNT is playing a major role in preparing the instructors
who will be preparing the officers of tomorrow's Army.
If you are interested in being a member, please review the Council's
charter and contact the Center's Deputy Director, Dr. Michael
Leggiere, at 940-565-2690 or Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colonel John Antal, US Army (Ret.)
Dr. Jerry Farrington
Mr. Thomas M. Hagan, Chairman
Colonel JP Hogan, US Army (Ret.)
Alfred F. Hurley
Mr. Mark Hurley
C. Chris Johnson
Dr. Ron Marcello
Mr. Al Murdock
Major-General Edmund Rafalko, US Air Force (Ret.)
Dr. Gustav L. Seligmann, Jr.
Mr. James Walker
Mr. Robert Wood
Mr. Jay T. Young
Executive Council Dinner at Nicola's Restaurant 2012
Executive Council Dinner at Lavendou's French Bistro 9/27/2010
Executive Council Dinner at Texas de Brazil 9/30/2009
Mr. Robert G. Epstein
Mr. Robert F. Sherman