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. Dr. Gus Seligmann is the Chairman of the Board.
The Executive Council 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. 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.