February Program - "History and the FM"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Location: 950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle, PA 17013

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February Program - "History and the FM"

Topic: History and the FM 

Location: US Army Heritage and Education Center, 950 Soldiers Dr, Carlisle, PA 17013

Date: February 21, 2018

Parking:  Plenty of parking in lot. Please be GREEN and carpool.

Date / Time:    Wednesday, February 21 2018

                          11:30am – 1:30pm            

Program Details:   The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) makes available contemporary and historical materials related to strategic leadership, the global application of Landpower, and U.S. Army Heritage to inform research, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers, past and present.   Nation's best resource for study of Strategic Leadership, the global application of Landpower, and the Heritage of the US Army; in honor of Soldiers, past and present!

Core Competencies = "USAHEC"

Use: The premier choice for researching strategic leadership, employment of Landpower, and U.S. Army Heritage

Support: Actively support the USAWC mission and JIIM team with value-added products and analysis

Acquire: Purchase or accept donations of relevant contemporary and historical materials

Hold: Account for, process, maintain, and secure all contemporary and historical materials, digitize where appropriate

Educate: Communicate and make available our holdings in a variety of formats and programs

Conserve: Provide long-term care and preservation for contemporary and historical materials using state-of-the-art techniques

Mike Perry. Executive Director Army Heritage Center Foundation will provide information about US Army Heritage and Education Center from a general historic framework.    Discussion will also address FM issues pertaining to a large facility, including construction related concerns.

Speaker Bio: 

MIKE PERRY, Executive Director, Army Heritage Center Foundation

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Edwin “Mike” Perry entered the Army from Rockville Centre, New York and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1974.   LTC Perry is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Course, the US Army Command and General Staff College and a 1997 graduate of the US Army War College.   He received his Master of Arts in history from Rice University in Houston, Texas in 1984.

Mike spent 28 years in the Army with assignments with the 25th Infantry Division, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command with duty at Fort Jackson, S.C., the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Army War College.  

During his assignment at West Point, Mike served as the Deputy Garrison Commander (Deputy City Manager) for a sub-installation north of West Point from 1992 and 1993 and from 1993 to 1995 as the Deputy Garrison Commander at West Point and as Battalion Commander of 1st Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment that oversaw the training and welfare of   enlisted Soldiers assigned to the Military Academy.   Both positions also   required him to oversee housing and engineering support to the community, police services and family support and recreational programs.

While at the Army War College from 1997 until 2002, Mike served as the Deputy Director and then Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute.   As Director, he served as the initial project officer for the development of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.

After his retirement from the US Army in 2002, Mike worked as an expert consultant to the Library of Congress Veteran History Project interviewing members of Congress who had served in the Army and Air Force.  

In February 2003, he was contracted to serve as independent consultant and senior research analyst for a Northrop Grumman contract supporting Headquarters, United States Army Europe.  

In December 2004, he began his current position as the Executive Director of the Army Heritage Center Foundation in Carlisle where, in cooperation with the U.S. Army, he has had led the Foundation’s efforts to expand the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center’s campus and programs to support the Army’s outreach to the public.  

 LTC Perry’s awards and decoration include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Expert Infantryman’s Badge.

Tour:    Optional self-guided tour

Any questions or special requests contact:

President, Lauren Leipziger, at 215-801-8472 (Cell), or email lleipzig@paturnpike.com

Secretary, Kristan Trusky, at 484-666-1188 (Cell), or email ktrusky@aafintl.com

Please note that all attendees must RSVP to complete the necessary lunch and room arrangements. Please help us make the presentation materials, seats, and food preparations adequate by giving us advance notice of your intention to attend. Failing to RSVP could restrict our lunch availability to those who did not RSVP in a timely manner.

Thank you! Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!


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