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Field Historians

The Center of Military History's Field Historian Program ensures that military history meets the needs of the Army and nation. The Army Historical Program preserves, interprets, disseminates, and teaches military history; provides historical advice to decision makers and their staffs; and stimulates historical mindedness within the Army and throughout the nation. Field historian operations include command historians at all levels of command, unit historians and Military History Detachments.

Command Historians

The command historian or unit historian advises the commander on historical matters relating to the command; documents the command’s history; provides historical perspective to the commander and staff during planning and execution of operations; assists with professional development and training of officers and Soldiers; and supports the Army Historical Program through the collection of historical documents and artifacts.

Military History Detachments

Field Historians

LTC David Spies (Commander, 102nd MHD) shakes hands with a local Iraqi civic official after conducting an oral history interview at the Abu Ghraib district hospital in Baghdad on February 28, 2009.

MHDs carry out directed collection of historical material during combat and contingency operations for later use in writing the official history. They are trained and equipped to gather historical documents and materials, conduct oral interviews, photograph actions and events, and advise supported units on planning and conducting historical operations. The MHD collects historical documents and materials and conducts oral history interviews throughout the Army.

Military History Detachment Vacancies

United States Army Reserve

Team Location Openings
50th MHD Salt Lake City, UT MAJ, 01A
50th MHD Salt Lake City, UT SFC, 46Z
50th MHD Salt Lake City, UT SSG, 46S
28th MHD Aiken, SC SFC, 46Z
28th MHD Aiken, SC SSG, 46S
21st MHD Fort Detrick, MD SFC, 46Z
21st MHD Fort Detrick, MD SSG, 46S
46th MHD Birmingham, AL MAJ, 01A
46th MHD Birmingham, AL SFC, 46Z
46th MHD Birmingham, AL SSG, 46S
47th MHD Bell, CA MAJ, 01A
47th MHD Bell, CA SFC, 46Z
47th MHD Bell, CA SSG, 46S
35th MHD Bell, CA MAJ, 01A
35th MHD Bell, CA SFC, 46Z
35th MHD Bell, CA SSG, 46S
51st MHD Bell, CA SFC, 46Z
51st MHD Bell, CA SSG, 46S
48th MHD Forest Park, IL SSG, 46S
49th MHD Forest Park, IL SFC, 46Z
54th MHD Birmingham, AL MAJ, 01A
54th MHD Birmingham, AL SFC, 46Z
54th MHD Birmingham, AL SSG, 46S

Point of Contact:

Mr. Christopher J. Ghiz
Command Historian,
Office of Army Reserve History, USARC, HQ
4710 Knox Street
Fort Bragg, NC 28310

Phone: (910) 570-8194, DSN (670)

Military History Detachment Courses

Course# Location Date
921-9E-F68/920-F58 Class 001 Ft. Dix 7-11 OCT with a report date of 6 OCT
921-9E-F68/920-F58 Class 002 Ft. Knox 10-14 FEB with a report date of 9 FEB
921-9E-F68/920-F58 Class 501 Ft. Dix 16-20 MAR with a report date of 15 MAR
921-9E-F68/920-F58 Class 003 Ft. Knox 27-31 JUL with a report date of 26 JUL

Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned is the concept of collecting information and performing tactical, technical, and doctrinal analysis with the goal of improving how the Army performs operations. This section provides lessons learned from various historians, MHD’s and other history related elements to provide a professional development opportunity. Feel free to provide lessons learned to help improve the way we conduct history operations.

Course# Location Date
921-9E-F68/920-F8 Class 001 Ft. Dix 05-09 Nov 2018 with a report date of 4 Nov
921-9E-F68/920-F8 Class 002 Ft. Dix 20-24 May 2019 with a report date of 19 May
921-9E-F68/920-F8 Class 003 Ft. Knox 08-12 July 2019 with a report date of 07 May

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