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Program: History

Central Texas Military History Symposium


Together with the University of North Texas, we host the annual Central Texas Military History Symposium. Besides providing a forum for paper presentations, the symposium hosts prominent speakers from the military and the academy.

2014 Central Texas Military History Symposium

Keynote Speaker

Brian Linn

Brian McAllister Linn is one of the nation's foremost military historians. Linn's The Echo of Battle has been described as "one of the most significant books ever written on the American military experience." Linn will speak on his current research project: Elvis's Army: Transformation and the Atomic-Era Soldier, 1946-1965.

Brian McAllister Linn is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and an Olin Fellowship at Yale University. He has been a visiting professor at the Army War College. He is the past president of the Society for Military History and has given numerous papers and lectures in the United States and internationally.

The Echo of Battle

Time and Place

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Texas A&M University-Central Texas
Multipurpose Room
Warrior Hall
1002 Leadership Place
Killeen, Texas 76549
Registration Fee $25
Register by September 26

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Students, Faculty, Members of the Community, and Fort Hood Soldiers are invited to submit proposals for scholarly papers. The deadline for proposals is September 16. Proposals should be in the form of a short abstract that includes a description of the scope, thesis, and major sources. Please send proposals to: or

With the Support of Our Partners

The Association of the US Army
National Mounted Warfare Foundation
The 1st Cavalry Division Museum
The 3rd Cavalry Regiment Museum
The III Corps Office of the Historian

Past speakers

  • Dr. Richard McCaslin, author of Lee in the Shadow of Washington, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001;
  • Lt. General (Retired) Dave Palmer, former superintendent of the US Military Academy and author of Washington and Arnold.
  • Dr. Dennis Showalter, Professor of History at Colorado College and author of Tannenburg: Clash of Empires, 1914, The Wars of Frederick the Great, and most recently, Armor and Blood: The Battle for Kursk.
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