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10th Annual
Central Texas Military History Symposium

Learning from the Korean War:

Cold War Phase II?


en. Douglas MacArthur wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte, Philippine Islands during World War Two

Artist's rendition, Battle of Chipyong-ni in the Korean War, 13-15 February, 1951.


Online virtual symposium at Noon, September 25th

The Central Texas Military History Symposium at Texas A&M University- Central Texas serves as a local and regional event promoting the study of history of warfare and its influences on society. The Symposium's main goal is to provide the people of Central Texas and our students with access to the nation's top scholars in military history. Each year our attendance numbers have increased and with help from you, the community, the CTMHS can continue to grow and offer new and exciting opportunities to our students and Central Texas.

Our Speaker:


  • Professor Adrian R. Lewis earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1995. His dissertation became his first book, Omaha Beach: A Flawed Victory, published in 2001 by UNC Press. Omaha Beach is still considered the best analysis available on the Normandy Invasion and the battle for Omaha Beach.

    Prof. Lewis has researched and written extensively on war, national security, and military affairs. The second edition of his book, The American Culture of War, was published in 2012. Prof. Lewis has taught at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of North Texas at Denton, where he chaired the Department of History. Prof. Lewis has also taught the Strategy and Policy course for the Naval War College.

    He previously served has the Director of the Office of Professional Military Graduate Education, a program and office he helped create at the University of Kansas. OPMGE, under Prof. Lewis’ leadership, worked extensively with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, creating new graduate level programs for mid-career officers. This included the Wounded Warriors Program and the MA program in interagency studies for Special Forces officers.

    Prof. Lewis specializes in twentieth century warfare: World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the more recent military operations, including Operations Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    His books and articles are used at West Point, the Command and General Staff College, the Naval War College, and civilian institutions. He is currently working on two book projects, “Money as a Weapon System,” and “The American Case for War in Iraq.” Prof. Lewis is a retired soldier. He served with the 9th Infantry Division and the 2nd Ranger Battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington.

About the Symposium


Canons sit atop a hill in a field The Central Texas Military History Symposium at Texas A&M University- Central Texas serves as a local and regional event promoting the study of history of warfare and its influences on society. The Symposium's main goal is to provide the people of Central Texas and our students with access to the nation's top scholars in military history. Each year our attendance numbers have increased and with help from you, the community, the CTMHS can continue to grow and offer new and exciting opportunities to our students and Central Texas.

Now in its tenth year, The Central Texas Military History Symposium hosts nationally prominent military historians. Two past presidents of the Society for Military History have been keynote speakers: Dennis Showalter of Colorado College and Brian Linn of Texas A&M University. We have also hosted high ranking military officers, such as Lt. Gen. Dave Palmer (USA Retired). Palmer is a past superintendent of West Point and author of several acclaimed works of military history. Two Pulitzer Prize nominees have been speakers: Richard McCaslin and Lewis Sorley.


Support the Central Texas Military History Symposium


A military tank displayed at an outside museum The Central Texas Military History Symposium is dedicated to teaching and promoting military history, both in and out of the classroom. Our aims are to continually bring in the best military scholars to reward the Central Texas community and our students with most current scholarship. Please consider supporting the CTMHS in our current and future endeavors to expand our reach.


In Partnership with:


Our partners in producing and promoting the event include the National Mounted Warfare Foundation, the Ft. Hood Museums, and the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Military history has special meaning and relevance in our community.


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More Information:

Dr. Timothy Hemmis

254-519-5441
themmis@tamuct.edu