Conference Program

84th Annual Meeting of
the Society for Military History

March 30 – April 2, 2017

 

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 E. Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, Florida

 

Hosted by
The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
 

CITY TERRACE 6

CHINESE MILITARY HISTORY MEETING

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

TOUR  - KINGSLEY PLANTATION, LUNCH AT CAFÉ KARIBO AND FT. CLINCH, FERNANDINA BEACH
(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)
Assemble outside to the right of the main entrance of the lobby for the bus

 

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

RIVER TERRACE 1, 3RD FLOOR

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BALLROOM 5 – 8, 2ND FLOOR

EXHIBITORS SETUP

2:30 pm – 8:00 pm

2ND FLOOR, at the top of escalator

CHECK IN REGISTRATION

 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

BALLROOM 3

PUBLIC LECTURE

“Re-Examining French Success in the First Italian
Campaign, 1796-97”

Rafe Blaufarb, Director, Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, Florida State University

Sponsored by:
College of Arts and Science, Florida State University and the Pearl Tyner Fund, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University

 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FOYER IN FRONT OF BALLROOM 4 – 6, 2ND FLOOR

OPENING RECEPTION

(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)

Sponsored by:
The Pearl Tyner Fund, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University and College of Arts and Sciences, Florida State University

 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Session Schedule

7:00 am – 8:30 am

FOYER IN FRONT OF BALLROOM 4 – 6, 2ND FLOOR

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

 

JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY
EDITORIAL BREAKFAST

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM, City Terrace 4

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2ND Floor, at top of the escalator

 

EXHIBITOR HALL OPENS

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

BALLROOM 5 – 8, 2ND FLOOR

SESSION 1:  8:30 AM  - 10:00 AM

 

PANEL 1 A – BOARDROOM 1, 3RD FLOOR

POWER PROJECTION AND NAVAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE GREAT WAR

Chair: Hal Friedman, Henry Ford College

In the Shadow of Ultra: A Reappraisal of German Naval Intelligence in 1914-1918
Keith W. Bird, Kentucky Community and Technical College

“An Object Lesson to the Country”: The 1915 Atlantic Fleet Exercises and the U.S. Navy on the Eve of World War I
Ryan Peeks, Naval History and Heritage Command

We Didn’t Lose But One Horse, and That Was a Mule:  The American Sealift Effort during the First World War
Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Campbell University

Commentator:  Sarandis (Randy) Papadopoulos, Department of the Navy

 

PANEL 1 B – BOARDROOM 2, 3RD FLOOR

EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Chair: Jared R. Donnelly, Air Command and Staff College

William Walker, The Regenerators, and the Failed Execution of Biological Warfare in Nicaragua 1855-1857
John Mangipano, University of Southern Mississippi

Defensing the Realm Against the New Technologies: Multiple Understandings of Fortification at the Dawn of the Gunpowder Age
Steven A. Walton, Michigan Technological University

A New Phase of Gas Warfare: The Oro Bay Chemical Warfare Conference 10-13 October 1944
Kyle Bracken, Florida State University

Commentator: Greg Miller, Joint Advanced Warfighting School

 

PANEL 1 C – BOARDROOM 3, 3RD FLOOR

ASPECTS OF MILITARY LEADERSHIP IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

Chair and Commentator:  Timothy Howe, St. Olaf College

Character and Command: Plutarch’s Account of Crassus and the Roman Army at Carrhae
Rosemary Moore, University of Iowa

Alexander the Great’s Great Timing: Considering Calculation and Perception in Military Leadership
Paul Johstono, The Citadel

The School of Generals in Classical Greece:  How Did They Learn Their Craft?
Joseph Roisman, Colby College

 

PANEL 1 D – BOARDROOM 4, 3RD FLOOR

CHALLENGING THE EUROPEAN ORDER: A REEXAMINATION OF SOVIET-GERMAN MILITARY COOPERATION IN THE INTERWAR PERIOD

Chair and Commentator:  Peter Mansoor, The Ohio State University

Political Fallout in the Reichswehr from Public Exposure of 1920s German-Soviet Military Cooperation
Robert Kirchubel, Purdue University

British Grand Strategy in Reference to German-Soviet Relations in the Inter-War Years
Valerie Swain, University Reading

Remaking the European Order: The Strategic Consequences of Soviet-German Military Cooperation in the Interwar Period
Ian Johnson, University of Texas at Austin

 

PANEL 1 E - ST. JOHNS, 3RD FLOOR

POLITICS, ARMIES, AND PEOPLE: FRENCH AND BRITISH WAYS OF WAR IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA

Chair: Kenneth Johnson, Air Command and Staff College

The Milice of Eighteenth-Century France
Benjamen Goff, Florida State University

The Antwerp Conference of 1793 and the Rise and Fall of the First Coalition
Nathaniel Jarrett, University of North Texas

Dining on Glory: The Waterloo Banquet
Luke A. L. Reynolds, City University of New York

Commentator:  Jordan Hayworth, Air Command and Staff College

 

PANEL 1 F - CLEARWATER, 3RD FLOOR

SOCIAL MEDIA AT WAR: NEW MEDIA NARRATIVES, IDENTITIES AND COMMUNITIES IN THE WAR ON TERROR

Chair: TBD

Strategic Narratives and Narrative Communities: Social Media and the Afghan Surge of 2009
Jacqueline Whitt, U.S. Army War College

Hashtag Justice: Social Media, New Media, and the Public Trial of Bowe Bergdahl
Brian Feltman, Georgia Southern University

Soldier Media Network: Telling the Soldiers’ Tale in Social Media
Michael Gisick

Commentator: Mark Moyer, Center for Military and Diplomatic History

 

PANEL 1 G - DAYTONA, 3RD FLOOR

THE CIVIL WAR AND THE WORLD

Chair:  Samuel Watson, United States Military Academy

Civil War Field Fortifications in a Global Context
Earl J. Hess, Lincoln Memorial University

Nations Indivisible? Professions of Arms and Monopolies of Force in the Civil War Era
Wayne Hsieh, United States Naval Academy

The American Civil War and the World: The Quest to Wage a Limited War
Andrew F. Lang, Mississippi State University

Commentator: Jennifer Murray, University of Virginia College at Wise

 

PANEL 1 H - ORLANDO, 3RD FLOOR

AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND POLICY IN THE VIETNAM WAR

Chair: Erik B. Villard, U.S. Army Center of Military History

Behind the Eight Ball:  American Intelligence Collection and Policy in the Vietnam War
Thomas A. Reinstein, Temple University

More than a Measure: The Hamlet Evaluation System, Pacification, and Diplomacy During Nixon’s Vietnam War
Martin Clemis, Valley Forge Military Academy and College

The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception Reconsidered
Michael A. Hennessy, Royal Military College of Canada

Commentator: James H. Wilbanks, U.S. Army Command and General Staff Command

 

PANEL 1 I - CITY TERRACE 6, 3RD FLOOR

PURSUING GRAND STRATEGIES IN A GLOBAL
COLD WAR

Chair and Commentator:  Robert Davis, Command and General Staff College

A Global Scope but a National Focus: The Cold War Drafting of Eisenhower’s Farewell Address
Nicholas M. Sambaluk, Air University

“Hali na Mali”: Tanzania and a Grand Strategy for African Liberation, 1961-1975
Charles G. Thomas, Air University

Global Conflict from a Counter-Revolutionary Perspective: An Examination of the Cold War in Sandinista Nicaragua (1981-1990)
John-Paul Wilson, St. John’s University

 

PANEL 1 J - CITY TERRACE 8, 3RD FLOOR

GENDER, RACE, AND REMEMBERING: VETERANS AND THE POLITICS OF REPRESENTATION IN POSTWAR AMERICA, 1944-2012

Chair and Commentator: Beth Bailey, University of Kansas

Constructing Representations of the Female Veteran: Military Status and the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of World War II
Sarah Myers, Saint Francis University

Seeking a Place of Their Own: Navajo Code Talkers, their Descendants, and Claiming Commemorative Space in Indigenous Homelands
Zonnie Gorman, University of New Mexico

Surrendered Men: Bataan Survivors and the Rhetoric and Representation of Masculinity, Surrender, and Suffering in World War II Commemorative Practices, 1982-2002
Elena Friot, University of New Mexico

 

BREAK 10:00 am – 10:30 am

BALLROOM 5 – 8, 2ND FLOOR
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

TOUR: TOP TO BOTTOM WALKING TOUR
(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)
Assemble outside to the right of the main entrance to the lobby

SESSION 2:  10:30 AM  - 12:00 PM

 

PANEL 2 A - BOARDROOM 1, 3RD FLOOR

CHINA AT WAR

Chair:  Jon Mikolashek, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

The Qing Empire’s Naval Blockade Strategy and the Zheng Family’s Trade, 1662-1683
Ryan Holroyd, Pennsylvania State University

Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared? Chinese and American Technology Transfer, Proxy War, and the Battle of Dien Bien Phu
Colin Jackson, U.S. Naval War College and Phil Haun, U.S. Naval War College

Waging Peace Through the Command of Sea? Recent Debates on China’s Maritime Policy in China
Sherman Lai, Royal Military College of Canada

Commentator:  Chris Johnson, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

 

PANEL 2 B - BOARDROOM 2, 3RD FLOOR

RELIGION, REVOLT AND INDEPENDENCE: UNDERSTANDING WAR IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

Chair and Commentator:  David J. B. Trim, Andrews University

Forging Alliances:  Reformed Rebels in the Wars of Religion
Dencie Fett, University of North Florida

The Enigma of Hugh O’Neill: Irish Military Strategy and Foreign Intervention in the Nine Years War
Edward Tenace, Lyon College

Intervening from a Position of Weakness: English Intervention Attempts on the Continent During the Personal Rule of Charles I
James A. Tucker, The Ohio State University

 

PANEL 2 C - BOARDROOM 3, 3RD FLOOR

AMERICAN MILITARY INTERVENTION IN LATIN AMERICA

Chair:  Bianka Adams, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Measuring “Success” in Counterinsurgency: The U.S. Intervention in El Salvador, 1979-1992
Brian D’Haeseleer, Lyon College

Nixon’s Other War:  The United States and the “Soccer” War of 1969
James R. Martin, United States Military Academy

“How Far Should I Go in Protecting Guiterrez?”
Mark C. Askew, United State Military Academy

Commentator: James B. Thomas, Northwest College – Houston Community College System

 

PANEL 2 D - BOARDROOM 4, 3RD FLOOR

WAR AND RESISTANCE IN THE FRENCH EMPIRE

Chair: Alexander M. Bielakowski, University of Houston – Downtown

Adapting A Colonial Mind: The U.S. in Tunisia, 1943
J. Casey Doss, United States Military Academy

Postcolonial Defence:  France and Côte d’Ivoire in the Global Cold War
Marco Wyss, Lancaster University

Shadow War and World War: A Transnational Look at French Resistance during World War II
Robert W. Whalen, Queens University of Charlotte

If There Is A Place on this Earth to Be Happy, This is Not It:  Discipline, Control, and Daily Life Through Numbers in Afrique Française Libre, 1940-1943
Danielle Porter Sanchez, Muhlenberg College

Commentator: Michael Creswell, Florida State University

 

PANEL 2 E - ST. JOHNS, 3RD FLOOR

WHY THEY FIGHT: A ROUNDTABLE ON MILITARY AND CIVILIAN MORALE IN GLOBAL WARS

“A Useful Part of the National Struggle”: Entertainment, Morale and Citizenship in World War II Britain
Allison Abra, University of Southern Mississippi

“I Read It for the Articles”: Playboy Magazine and Troop Morale in the Vietnam War
Amber Batura, Texas Tech University

Big Bird and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders:  Entertaining the Military in the Twenty-First Century
Kara Dixon Vuic, Texas Christian University

Moderator:  Emily Swafford, American Historical Association

 

PANEL 2 F - CLEARWATER, 3RD FLOOR

PRESIDENTIAL PANEL
CONNECTING MILITARY HISTORY AND DIGITAL HISTORY: A ROUNDTABLE FEATURING NEW INSIGHTS IN THE FIELD

This Panel is Co-Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Chair: Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

“Good Neighbourhood With All”: The United States and Europe During the First Tripolitan War, 1801-1805
Abby Mullen, Northeastern University

GIS and the Union’s Brownwater Navy
Robert Gudmestad, Colorado State University

Surveying the Reconstruction State
Scott Nesbit, University of Georgia and Greg Downs, University of California, Davis

The Texas Brigade – A Digital History of a Civil War Unit
Susannah J. Ural, University of Southern Mississippi

“Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me”: Quantifying Kissinger
Micki Kaufman, City University of New York Graduate Center

 

PANEL 2 G - DAYTONA, 3RD FLOOR

CHALLENGING BORDER CONTRAINTS AFTER GLOBAL WARS

Chair:  David Silbey, Cornell University

Healers and Fighters:  A Struggle of the Spanish-American War
M. Girard Dorsey, University of New Hampshire

The Bundesgrenzchutz: Global Frameworks, Transnational Reform, and the Militarization of the Police in Cold War West Germany
David Livingstone, University of California, San Diego

Blind Justice: National Interest vs Rejection of Nazi War Criminals
Mary Kathryn Barbier, Mississippi State University

Commentator:  Stephen Bourque, United States Army Command and General Staff College

 

PANEL 2 H - ORLANDO, 3RD FLOOR

AFTER VIETNAM: COMPETING MEMORIES OF AMERICA’S WAR IN VIETNAM

Chair: James H. Willbanks, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

The GI’s Perspective of Soldiers of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN): Cowardly, Courageous, or Both?
Carie/ Uyen H. Nguyen, Texas Tech University

Memory and Memorials:  Finding Meaning In Vietnam Memorials
William T. Allison, Georgia Southern University

Mansplaining Vietnam:  Male Veterans and the Popular Image of the Vietnam War
Gregory A. Daddis, Chapman University

Commentator:  Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

 

PANEL 2 I - CITY TERRACE 6, 3RD FLOOR

THE SCRAMBLE FOR ARABIA: THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, THE BRITISH, AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Chair: Roger Lee, Australian War Memorial

The Other Arabian Revolt: Asir, the British, and Ottoman Operations 1910-1918
James N. Tallon, Lewis University

The Hejaz Campaign and the Defense of Medina
Mesut Uyar, University of New South Wales

Ibn Sa’ud during the First World War: Policy and Strategy
Steven Wagner, Brunel University

The Sheiks of Syria and Trans-Jordan during the First World War
Yoav Alon, Tel Aviv University

Commentator:  Serhat Güvenç, Kadir Has University, Turkey

 

PANEL 2 J - CITY TERRACE 8, 3RD FLOOR

INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATIONS AND CONFLICT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY COMPLEX DURING THE 1940S

Chair: Michael E. Lynch, U.S. Army War College

The Best Intentions:  U.S. Intelligence Operations in Communist-Held China during World War II
Sara B. Castro, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brave New Hollow Army: Visions of Future War in an Age of Austerity
Jeffrey Crean, Texas A&M University

JANFU: The Joint Foul Up at Pearl Harbor and the Postwar Consequences
Allyson Gates, Florida State University

Commentator:  Melvin G. Deaile, Air Command Staff College

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

BALLROOM 4, 2ND FLOOR

AWARDS LUNCHEON
(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)

 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

BALLROOM 4, 2ND FLOOR

COMMEMORATING JEFFERY GREY

(To allow all delegates to attend this special memorial gathering,

no other panels are scheduled at this time)

Please join Roger Lee, Emma Grey, Jennifer D. Keene, Sebastian Cox and Robert Berlin in celebrating the life of SMH president Jeffrey Grey.

 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

BALLROOM 5 – 8 (Exhibit Hall), 2ND FLOOR

BREAK

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

TOUR:  MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)
Assemble outside to the right of the main entrance to the lobby in order to walk to the museum.

 

SESSION 3: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

PANEL 3 A - FOYER, 2ND FLOOR

POSTER SESSION

Soldiers and Society after the Seven Years’ War: The Impact of Eighteenth Century Demobilization
Jessica Dirkson, Georgia Southern University

The League of Ex-Combatientes and the Birth of Modern Politics in Bolivia
Dr. Robert Niebuhr, Arizona State University

Conflicting Priorities:  Stand Watie and Confederate Military Leaders in the American Civil War
James Tindle, Kansas State University

G.I. Joe and Baby: The Emergency Maternal and Infant Care Program, 1943-1949
Nancy Traylor-Heard, Mississippi State University

Frozen Imperialism:  The Oliver Austin Photographs and Operation Deep Freeze, 1955-1956
Hillary Sebeny, Florida State University

 

PANEL 3 B - BOARDROOM 1, 3RD FLOOR

SCALPELS AND TRENCH KNIVES: MEDICINE AND COMBAT IN WORLD WAR I

Chair:  Nicholas Murray, U.S. Naval War College

Mending the Wounds of Industrial Warfare: Royal Army Medical Corps Doctors and the Co-Operative Diffusion of New Medical Knowledge in the Great War, 1914-1918
Tiffany Smith, University of North Texas

Ready for Primetime: The Americans’ Battle at St. Mihiel
Sarah K. Jameson, University of North Texas

Commentator: Hal Friedman, Henry Ford College

 

PANEL 3 C - BOARDROOM 2, 3RD FLOOR

COCKPIT OF CONFLICT: WORLDS AT WAR IN EARLY AMERICA AND FRESH ASSESSMENTS
 BY RISING SCHOLARS

Chair:  Ricardo A. Herrera, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

African Origins of the Seven Years’ War in North America, 1748-1763
Thomas Agostini, South Dakota State University

Surrender, Captivity, and Murder at Three British Forts in the Seven Years’ War
Jessica L. Wallace, Georgia College and State University

The Revolutionary War and the Presidency:  How George Washington’s Councils of War Shaped the First Presidential Cabinet
Lindsay M. Chervinsky, University of California, Davis

Commentator: Holly A. Mayer, Duquesne University

 

PANEL 3 D - BOARDROOM 3, 3RD FLOOR

CROSSING NATIONAL BOUNDARIES: THE U.S. ARMY IN MEXICO, 1846-1848

Chair:  Richard B. McCaslin, University of North Texas

Winfield Scott’s D-Day: The Amphibious Assault at Veracruz in the U.S.-Mexico War, 1847
Christopher Menking, University of North Texas

Who Shows Them the Way: The Engineer Company in the Mexican-American War
Mark A. Smith, Fort Valley State University

Mormons, Memory, and the U.S.-Mexican War
Michael Scott Van Wagenen, Georgia Southern University

Commentator:  Richard Bruce Winders, The Alamo
 

PANEL3 E - BOARDROOM 4, 3RD FLOOR

FIGHTING FOR HOME AND FAR AWAY: COMBAT AND VOLUNTEER MOTIVATION IN GLOBAL WAR

Chair: Jonathan Fennell, King’s College London

Had They Ulterior Motives of Their Own?: Paramilitary Cooperation with the British during the Second World War
Jacob Stoil, School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

The “Foreign Fighters” of the 1930s and 1940s: A Typology for Transnational War Volunteers
Nir Arielli, University of Leeds

Fight it Out: Combat Motivation and C Force at the Battle of Hong Kong, 1941
Robert Engen, Royal Military College of Canada

Commentator: Annette Amerman, U.S. Marine Corps Historical Branch

 

PANEL 3 F - ST. JOHNS, 3RD FLOOR

SEXUALITY AND INCLUSION IN THE US MILITARY FOR WOMEN AND LGBTS AND COMPARISONS WITH WESTERN COUNTRIES

Chair:  Allison J. Abra, University of Southern Mississippi

American Servicewomen and Women in the Israel Defense Forces: A Comparison of Allies
Heather Marie Stur, University of Southern Mississippi

LGBTs in the Post World War II American Military: A Comparison with the Canadian and British Military
D’Ann Campbell, Culver Stockton College

Commentator: Daniel Krebs, University of Louisville

 

PANEL 3 G - CLEARWATER, 3RD FLOOR

TECHNOLOGY AND GLOBAL WAR: THE SCIENCE OF WARFARE IN THE EARLY COLD WAR

Chair:  Janet Valentine, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Brass Hats and Egg Heads:  Science, Technology, the Military and State-Making in the Early Cold War
Richard V. Damms, Mississippi State University

Atomic Dysfunction:  The State of the American Atomic Enterprise 1945-1950
John Curatola, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Technical Success but Ultimate Failure: The Army’s Intermediate Ballistic Missile Program
Gates Brown, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Commentator:  Lisa Beckenbaugh, U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College

 

PANEL 3 H - DAYTONA, 3RD FLOOR

REGARDING WAR. . .

Chair:  Kyle Zelner, University of Southern Mississippi

Why Talk About “Total” War?
Eugenia C. Kiesling, United States Military Academy

The War on Terror: The First Global Conflict of the 21st Century
Donald P. Wright, U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute

Clausewitz’s Nature of War and America’s Modern Global Wars
Antulio J. Echevarria, U.S. Army War College

Commentator: Vanya Bellinger, U.S. Army War College

 

PANEL 3 I - ORLANDO, 3RD FLOOR

PAYING MARS HIS DUE: THE INTERSECTION OF STRATEGY, OPERATIONS, TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMICS, AND FINANCE IN WORLD WAR II

Chair: Paul Joseph Springer, Air Command and Staff College

Defeating the Axis of Evil: Financing World War II
Thomas Meagher, Armstrong State University

The Great Bomber Fight of 1936-1939: Saving the B-17 on the Eve of World War II
Craig F. Morris, United States Air Force Academy

Balancing the Books: Strategic Planning and American Mobilization for World War II
Mark T. Calhoun, School of Advanced Military Studies

Commentator:  Bryan Gibby, United States Military Academy

 

PANEL 3 J - CITY TERRACE 6, 3RD FLOOR

GUERRILLA WARFARE AND THE SHAPING OF THE EXPERIENCE OF AMERICAN CHAPLAINS AND SOLDIERS IN VIETNAM

Chair: Ron Milam, Texas Tech University

A Spiritual Valley of the Shadow: Vietnam, Combat Chaplains and Post-Traumatic Stress
John D. Fitzmorris III, University of New Orleans

Jungle Confessional:  Chaplains and Atrocity Allegations in Vietnam
Christopher J. Levesque, University of Alabama

Popular Attitudes, Unpopular War: American and South Vietnamese Sentiments and the 1968 Tet Offensive
Robert J. Thompson III, University of Southern Mississippi

Commentator: Gian P. Gentile, RAND Corporation
 

PANEL 3 K - CITY TERRACE 8, 3RD FLOOR

VICE PRESIDENTIAL PANEL
DIGITIZING WAR FOR THE CLASSROOM: ENGAGING WITH DIGITAL RESOURCES TO TEACH MILITARY HISTORY

Chair and Commentator: David Silbey, Cornell University

Florida in World War I: A Digital History Project
Barbara Gannon, University of Central Florida

Building a Website for World War I
Erik Villard, U.S. Army Center for Military History

The Future of the Past: Digital History at West Point
Ty Seidule, United States Military Academy

 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

ORLANDO, 3RD FLOOR

SMH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

GRADUATE RECEPTION
(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)

River City Brewing Company
Assemble outside to the right of the main entrance of the lobby for the bus

Sponsored by:

Student Veterans Center, Florida State University

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

PUBLIC BOOK SIGNING

With
Michael Livingston and Kelly DeVries
Editors, The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook

Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award Winners 2017

Barnes and Noble
St. John’s Town Center
10280 Mid Town Pkway, Jacksonville

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017

7:00 am – 8:30 am

FOYER IN FRONT OF BALLROOM 4 – 6, 2ND FLOOR

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

7:30 am – 8:30 am

    

SMH LONG RANGE PLANNING
COMMITTEE BREAKFAST

Meeting location: tba

8:30 pm – 5:00 pm

2ND FLOOR, at top of the escalator

REGISTRATION

 

SESSION 4: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
 

PANEL 4 A BOARDROOM 1, 3RD FLOOR

18TH AND 19TH CENTURY EUROPEAN WARS ON GLOBAL CONTEXT

Chair:  Gregory J. W. Urwin, Temple University

“Munition Us With Gunpowder, Rope-Matches, and Fuses”: Catholic Clergy and Armed Conflict during the French Wars of Religion
Gregory Bereiter, Naval History and Heritage Command

Flanders to Brazil:  Battlefield Perception in the Portuguese Early Modern Atlantic World
Miguel Cruz, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Napoleon’s Empire: A Global View?
John Morgan, Miles College

Commentator: Stanley D. M. Carpenter, U.S. Naval War College

 

PANEL 4 B - BOARDROOM 2, 3RD FLOOR

WAR AND SOCIETY IN WEST AFRICA

Chair:  Mark Grotelueschen, United States Air Force Academy

Buffalo Soldiers in Africa: African American Officers in Liberia, 1910-1942
Brian Shellum, Independent Scholar

Military Culture in Britain’s West African Frontier Force (WAFF) 1898-1914
Timothy Stapleton, University of Calgary

French Officers Sowing Seeds of Discontent in and About the Colonial Army in Senegal
Jacqueline Woodfork, Whitman College

Digital Humanities and African Military History:  The Case of the Nigerian Civil War
Roy Doron, Winston-Salem State University

Commentator:  Bruce Vandervort, Journal of Military History

 

PANEL 4 C - BOARDROOM 3, 3RD FLOOR

REASSESSING THE IMPACTS OF THREE REMARKABLE INDIVIDUALS ON THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Chair:  William A. Taylor, Angelo State University

Major General William Carey Lee: More Than Just the “Father of the American Airborne”
Sean P. Klimek, Air Command and Staff College

William C. Sherman’s Air Warfare: A Reassessment
Sebastian H. Lukasik, Air Command and Staff College

The Career of Schutzhaftlagerführer Johann Beck: Heroism of Self-Interest?
Jan Ruth Mills, Florida State University

Commentator:  Michael E. Weaver, Air Command and Staff College

 

PANEL 4 D - BOARDROOM 4, 3RD FLOOR

PURPOSEFUL OCCUPATION: WARTIME OCCUPATION POLICY AS A MEANS TOWARDS SECURING FAVORABLE PEACE

Chair and Commentator: Margaret Martin, United States Air Force Academy

“Military Force is not to be employed in this Countrey [Georgia], but with an ultimate Purpose of enabling His Majesty’s Faithfull subjects to resume their Civil Government”: The Carlisle Peace Commission’s Georgia Strategy, 1778-1779
John D. Roche, United States Air Force Academy

Having A Say: Okinawan Identity Construction during the Battle of Okinawa, 1945
Courtney A. Short, United States Air Force Academy

Occupying for Peace:  The U.S. Army’s Occupation of Mexico City, 1847-1848
Thomas W. Spahr, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado

 

PANEL 4 E - ST. JOHNS, 3RD FLOOR

NAVAL HISTORIES ACROSS TIME

Chair: Laurence Lyons, Independent Historian

Chiang Kai-shek’s Forgotten Navy: The American Effort to Create a Navy for Nationalist China, 1945-1949
Jonathan B. Chavanne, United States Naval Academy

Making Waves: Reagan Era Defense and Maritime Policy, 1981-1989
John Douglas Forrest, Mississippi State University

How the Early American Frigate Fleet (1794-1814) Fits Into a Cycle of Military Globalization
Richard B. Byington, University of Central Florida

Axis Sub Warfare in Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Persian Gulf in World War II
Jeffrey Macris, United States Naval Academy

Commentator: Andrew Burtch, Canadian War Museum

 

PANEL 4 F - CLEARWATER, 3RD FLOOR

MAINTAINING MORALE AND CONNECTIONS DURING THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR: FRONT, REAR AND ABROAD

Chair and Commentator:  Mayhill C. Fowler, Stetson University

“Thank You for the Concert!” Frontline Entertainment and Morale on the Eastern Front, 1941-1945
Erina T. Megowan, Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

Friends, Not Just Allies: The Friendship and Letters of Soviet, American, and British Women, 1943-1947
Alexis J. Peri, Boston University

Domesticating the Front: Red Army Soldiers Make A Home Under Fire, 1941-1945
Brandon M. Schechter, New York University

 

PANEL 4 G - DAYTONA, 3RD FLOOR

VISUAL PERSPECTIVES OF WAR AND THE MILITARY EXPERIENCE

Chair and Commentator:  John Terino, U.S. Air Command and Staff College

Commemorating Chemical Warfare in World War I: John Singer Sargent’s Gassed and Modern Masculinity
Kate C. Lemay, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Sergeant Strangelove: How the Marine Corps Convinced the Nation to Love It
Heather Pace Venable, Air Command and Staff College

“An Epic of the Naval Air Service”: Hell Divers, the U.S. Navy, and Hollywood
Ryan Wadle, Air Command and Staff College

 

PANEL 4 H - ORLANDO, 3RD FLOOR

THE GLOBAL WAR ON COMMUNISM

Chair and Commentator: Marc Selverstone, University of Virginia

The World Veterans Federation and the Early Cold War
Ángel Alcalde, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

The American Legion and Global Anti-Communism
Olivier Burtin, Princeton University

“Don’t Call Us Mercenaries”: Guerrilla Warfare and Paramilitary Violence in the Late Cold War
Kyle Burke, Temple University

 

PANEL 4 I - CITY TERRACE 6, 3RD FLOOR

ROUNDTABLE – GETTING GLOBAL FUNDS, WRITING GRANT AND FELLOWSHIP PROPOSALS

Moderator: Cameron Zinsou, Mississippi State University

Roundtable Members:
George Rable, University of Alabama

Margaret Sankey, Air War College

Mary Elizabeth Walters, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
 

PANEL 4 J - CITY TERRACE 8, 3RD FLOOR

SOLDIERS, NON-STATE ACTORS, AND UNDER-REPRESENTED WAR VICTIMS IN ASIA

Chair:  Heather Stur, University of Southern Mississippi

Wounded Soldiers, Healing Heroes: Soldier Support in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45)
Yan Xu, Spelman College

Gendered Politics and Protection Networks during the Vietnam War 1965-1973
Amanda Boczar, United States Military Academy

Growing Phenomenon of International Child Welfare NGOs during the Vietnam War Era
Ming-Syuan Jhong, Texas Tech University

Commentator:  Charissa Threat, Spelman College

 

10:00 am – 10:30 am

BALLROOM 5 – 8 (Exhibit Hall), 2ND FLOOR

BREAK

10:00 am – 1:30 pm

TOUR: CUMMER MUSEUM AND LUNCH
(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)
Assemble outside to the right of lobby at the bus

SESSION 5: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
 

BALLROOM 4, 2ND FLOOR

PUBLIC EVENT

“THE GREAT WAR”: SCREENING AND REFLECTIONS WITH DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER STEPHEN IVES

Free to the Public

Welcome: Jonathan Grant, Florida State University

Moderator:  Michael Neiberg, U.S. Army College

Stephen Ives, Producer

Sponsored by the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Department of History, Florida State University, and Media Partner WJCT (PBS)

 

PANEL 5 A - BOARDROOM 1, 3RD FLOOR

STRIKING WITH THE LEFT HAND: AUXILIARY FORCES IN EARLY AMERICAN WARFARE

Chair:  Holly A. Mayer, Duquesne University

Maligned “Milish”: Mississippi Militiamen in the Civil War
Tracy L. Barnett, University of Southern Mississippi

German Auxiliaries in British Grand Strategy during the American War of Independence
Chris Juergens, Florida State University

Paying Liberty’s Bill: The Cost of Whig Militia Service in Revolutionary North Carolina
Jonathan Harton, University of Southern Mississippi

Commentator:  Ricardo A. Herrera, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

 

PANEL 5 B - BOARDROOM 2, 3RD FLOOR

IDENTITY FORMATION AMONG ARMIES

Chair: Kurt Hackemer, University of South Dakota

Pride and Prejudice: The Brazilian Expeditionary Force and the Myth of the “Only Racially Integrated Army of the World War II”
Francisco Cesar Alves Ferraz, State University of Londrina, Brazil

Subjective Identity Formation and Masculinity in Prussia during the Wars of Liberation
Christopher T. Goodwin, Norwich University

Fighting Machines: U.S. Army Physical Training and the Meaning of Fitness, 1881-1914
Garrett T. Gatzemeyer, University of Kansas

Commentator: Debra Sheffer, Park University

 

PANEL 5 C - BOARDROOM 3, 3RD FLOOR

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN: HISTORICAL-STATISTICAL STUDIES OF CENTRAL EUROPEAN ARMIES, 1618-1789

Chair and Commentator: Peter H. Wilson, All Souls College, University of Oxford

Most Saxon Soldiers Are Saxon:  The Myth of the Rootless Mercenary and the Origins of Soldiers in Electoral Saxony, 1618-1651
Lucia Staiano-Daniels, University of California, Los Angeles

Social and National Composition of the Habsburg Officer Corps, 1740-1790
Tobias Roeder, Clare College, University of Cambridge

Old-Regime Armies? Modern Armies? The Case of Habsburg Austria, 1740-1792
Ilya Berkovich, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

 

PANEL 5 D - BOARDROOM 4, 3RD FLOOR

SAVIOR SOLDIERS OR WANTON WARRIORS: RELATIONS BETWEEN THE US MILITARY AND CIVILIAN POPULATIONS IN WORLD WAR II EUROPE

Chair: Amanda Boczar, United States Military Academy

“The Honeymoon Won’t Last”: A Broader Look at American and Franco-American Criminality and Delinquency in France during the French Liberation, 1944-46
Arthur Mesmin, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan

The American GI as Humanitarian: Food and Feeding in Occupied Germany
Kaete M. O’Connell, Temple University

Combatting Victor’s Justice: The U.S. Military Administration of Landsberg Prison and the German Public, 1946-1958
Connor Sebestyen, University of Toronto

Commentator:  Adam R. Seipp, Texas A&M University

 

PANEL 5 E - ST. JOHNS, 3RD FLOOR

A SOURCE OF CONSTANT CONTROVERSY: INNOVATIONS IN THE STUDY OF COMMAND, CULTURE, AND POLITICS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC

Chair: Lorien Foote, Texas A&M University

“A Superabundance of Generals”: The U.S Senate and the Law to Limit the Number of Union Generals
Timothy J. Orr, Old Dominion University

A Martinet and a McClellanite:  Andrew Humphreys and Volunteer Backlash against the Conservative War
Zachery A. Fry, Ohio State University

John F. Reynolds, Bodies, and Contested Christianities in the Civil War
Mitchell G. Klingenberg, Texas Christian University

Commentator:  Christopher S. Stowe, Marine Corps University

 

PANEL 5 F - CLEARWATER, 3RD FLOOR

ROUNDTABLE – SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHING TO A POPULAR AUDIENCE: SHEDDING LIGHT ON AGENTS, PUBLISHERS, BOOKSELLING AND EBOOKS

Commentator: Roger S. Williams, Roger Williams Agency, Inc.

Tim Bent, Oxford University Press

Eugene Brissie, Rowman & Littlefield, The Lyons Press

Bruce H. Franklin, Westholme Publishing

 

PANEL 5 G - DAYTONA, 3RD FLOOR

PRESIDENTIAL PANEL
GEE! I WISH I WERE A MAN: A ROUNDTABLE ON GENDER AND CONFLICT

This Panel is Co-Sponsored by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

 

Moderator: Kara Dixon Vuic, Texas Christian University

Jason Crouthamel, Grand Valley State University

Susan Grayzel, The University of Mississippi

Karen Hagemann, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Leisa D. Meyer, College of William and Mary

 

PANEL 5 H - ORLANDO, 3RD FLOOR

INTERSECTIONS OF RACE AND THE U.S. MILITARY: THE WORLD WAR II ERA EXPERIENCE

Chair: William Thomas Allison, Georgia Southern University

“Benedict Arnolds in Skirts”: Race, Gender, and American National Security during World War II
Derek R. Mallett, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

“People Thought We Had It Easy”: Deconstructing the Prisoner of War Myth
Anna Marie Anderson, University of Houston

Freedom to Serve: The Impact of the Fahy Committee on American Military Service After World War II
William A. Taylor, Angelo State University

Commentator: Justin Hart, Texas Tech University

 

PANEL 5 I - CITY TERRACE 6, 3RD FLOOR

WAR AND CONFLICT IN IRELAND’S TROUBLED CENTURY

Chair:  Huw J. Davies, King’s College London

Destroying the IRA: The Origins of the British Army’s Bid to Win the War in Northern Ireland in 1971
Huw Bennett, Cardiff University

“Vengeance is Mine”: Deconstructing the 1972 “Pitchfork Murders” in County Fermanagh
Edward Burke, University of Portsmouth

From Aid to the Civil Power to a Counterinsurgency Campaign: The Evolution of British Army Operations in Ireland from 1919 to 1921
William Sheehan:  Independent Scholar

Commentator: Matthew Ford, University of Sussex

 

PANEL 5 J - CITY TERRACE 8, 3RD FLOOR

OFFICIAL HISTORIES OF THE WAR IN IRAQ: HOW AUSTRALIA, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND THE UNITED STATES ARE TACKLING THE PROBLEM

Chair:  Charles Bowery, Jr., U.S. Army Center of Military History

Operation Charge of the Knights, Basra 2008: Dealing with Historical Controversies in the UK Ministry of Defence
Bob Evans, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom

Official History of Australian Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and Australian Peacekeeping Operations in East Timor
Roger Lee, Australian War Memorial

Planning the 2003 Invasion of Iraq: A Perspective on Official History in the U.S. Army
W. Shane Story, U.S. Army Center of Military History

Commentator: Conrad Crane, Army Heritage and Education Center

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

CITY TERRACE 7, 3RD FLOOR

 K-12 TEACHERS WORKSHOP LUNCH
(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)

Sponsored by the Ronson Fund, Institute on World War II and the Human Experience, Florida State University and Department of History, University of North Florida

 

SESSION 6: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

 

PANEL 6 A - BOARDROOM 1, 3RD FLOOR

IMPACT OF WORLD WAR I IN THE UNITED STATES

Chair:  Lon Strauss, U.S. Army War College

Appalachia in the Trenches: German Internees in World War I America
Heather R. Perry, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

“Yield Not To Sympathy”: The Losing Battle Against Publicly Sponsored Veterans’ Health Care
Jessica L. Adler, Florida International University

Globalizing Modern Warfare in the American War Film
Mariah L. Hepworth, Northwestern University

Commentator:  Brian Feltman, Georgia Southern University

 

PANEL 6 B - BOARDROOM 2, 3RD FLOOR

HOME FRONTS AT WAR

Chair: Andrew Wiest, University of Southern Mississippi

Mass Mobilization of the Japanese Public in Newspaper Advertisements during the Nanking Campaign and Second Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1938
Annika A. Culver, Florida State University

Germany 1944-1945: The National Community at War
Alexandra Lohse, Naval History and Heritage Command

Contribution To the War Efforts: A Menace to Social Order in Osun Division of Western Nigeria, 1939-1945
Abiodun Ajayi, Adeyemi University of Education, Nigera

Commentator:  Clemens Büttner, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

 

PANEL 6 C - BOARDROOM 3, 3RD FLOOR

ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON WORLD WAR I AIRPOWER

Chair: Adam Kane, University of Oklahoma Press

Airpower and Operational Depth in the Meuse Argonne Campaign
Thomas Bruscino, School of Advanced Military Studies

Defending Up There, Over There: American Antiaircraft Artillery in World War I
Bryon Greenwald, Joint Advanced Warfighting School

Airpower over Gallipoli: Tactical Airpower for Strategic Effect
S. Mike Pavelec, Air Command and Staff College

Commentator: Rich Muller, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies

 

PANEL 6 D - BOARDROOM 4, 3RD FLOOR

WOMEN AND WAR

Chair: Frank Blazich, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

“Something Rotten Was Going on within the Company”: Homosexuality Investigations and the African American Military Experience in the 1940s
Natalie Shibley, University of Pennsylvania

“Your Uniform is YOU”: American Civilian Women in Military Uniform during World War II
Alexandra Elias, Syracuse University

The Coast Guard SPARS: The Untold Story
Hugo Evans, Independent Historian

Commentator: Sarandis (Randy) Papadopoulos, Department of the Navy

 

PANEL 6 E - ST. JOHNS, 3RD FLOOR

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR PERSPECTIVES

Chair: David Fitzpatrick, Washtenaw Community College

“The Country is Almost a Desert”: How the Southern Appalachian Mountains Postponed Confederate Defeat
Lucas Wilder, Mississippi State University

Bandits, Jawhawkers, and Tories:  Guerilla Bands in the Confederate States of America
Victoria Bryant Stewart, Northern Illinois University

Improvised Warfare:  The United States and the Sioux during the Civil War
Cecily N. Zander, The Pennsylvania State University

Commentator:  Ethan Rafuse, U.S. Army Command and General Staff

 

PANEL 6 F - CLEARWATER, 3RD FLOOR

REMEMBERING JEFFREY GREY: SCHOLAR, TEACHER AND MENTOR

Chair: Jennifer D. Keene, Chapman University

William Thomas Allison, Georgia Southern University

Jean Bou, Australian National University

Peter Dean, Australian National University

Richard DiNardo, U.S. Marine Corps University

Michael Neiberg, U.S. Army War College

Janet Valentine, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

 

PANEL 6 G - DAYTONA, 3RD FLOOR

GENOCIDE IN EASTERN EUROPE

Chair:  Robert Glass, Independent Scholar

Nazi Bandenbekämpfung and Genocidal Warfare in Occupied Poland: The Case of Chelm, 1942-44
Jason Tingler, Clark University

Civilian Complicity in the Crimes Against the Jews in Bessarabia and Bukovina After 1941
Mihai Poliec, Clark University

“Auf der Flucht Erschossen” or “Shot While Trying to Escape”: Euphemism and Annihilation
Edward B. Westermann, Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Commentator:  James McNaughton, U.S. Army Center of Military History

 

PANEL 6 H - ORLANDO, 3RD FLOOR

HIGH COMMAND AND TRAINING: WARTIME LESSONS FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Chair:  Augustine Meaher, Air University

Staffing and Strafing:  The South African High Command and the Outbreak of the First World War
Ian van der Waag, Stellenbosch University

Assembling the Nervous System Architecture:  Training Staff Officers for the British Empire Armies of the Second World War
Douglas E. Delaney, Royal Military College of Canada

“The Butcher’s Bill”: The Beginning of the End for Churchill and Wavell
Andrew Stewart, King’s College London

Commentator: Charles Thomas, Air Command and Staff College

 

PANEL 6 I - CITY TERRACE 6, 3RD FLOOR

FROM THE COLD WAR TO OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM: CONTEXUALIZING IRAQ

Chair:  John W. Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Iraqis Never Seem to Take Any Action to Carry Out Their “Good Words”: Analyzing Iraq in the Cold War
Kate Tietzen, Kansas State University

Night One in Iraq: Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom
Brian Laslie, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command

The Other Side of the COIN: The Iraqi Security Forces during the Surge
Wilson C. Blythe, Jr., The University of North Texas

Commentator:  John S. Reed, University of Utah

 

PANEL 6 J - CITY TERRACE 8, 3RD FLOOR

DRAWDOWN: THE AMERICAN WAY OF POSTWAR

Chair:  Wayne Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Challenged: Developing Professionalism in the U.S. Army during the Nineteenth Century
John A. Bonin, U.S. Army War College

The Elusive Lesson: U.S. Army Unpreparedness during the Twentieth Century
Edward A. Gutiérrez, Northeastern University

Warfare in Early New England and the Creation of the American Military Paradigm
Jason W. Warren, U.S. Army War College

Commentator:  Michael E. Lynch, U.S. Army War College

 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

BREAK

BALLROOM 5 – 8 (Exhibit Hall), 2ND FLOOR

 

SESSION 7: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

 

PANEL 7 A - BOARDROOM 1, 3RD FLOOR

DIFFERING PERSPECTIVES ON WAR: NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGES OF CONFLICT IN EARLY AMERICA

Chair: Ellen D. Tillman, Texas State University

“Being all Desirous of Union and Studious of Peace”: The Challenges of Confederation in the Wake of the Pequot War
Tyler A. Rotter, The University of Southern Mississippi

Toward a Doctrine of Huttification: The Continental Army’s Winter Encampments of 1779 and 1780
Steven Elliott, Temple University

“Thank God He Has Chosen a Service That Will Never Throw Him in My Way as an Enemy”: Family Divisions in the Revolutionary War  
Jessica J. Sheets, U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center

Avoiding War on the Border, Avoiding War at Home
Joshua S. Haynes, The University of Southern Mississippi

Commentator: Matthew S. Muehlbauer, Austin Peay State University

 

PANEL 7 B - BOARDROOM 2, 3RD FLOOR

AMERICAN CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS AND WORLD WAR I

Chair:  David Hogan, U.S. Army Center of Military History

Senator George Chamberlain and Congressional Support for the U.S. Army
Eric Setzekorn, U.S. Army Center of Military History

The March-Baker Bill and the Struggle for Postwar Army Reform
Brian Neumann, U.S. Army Center of Military History

The Ansell-Crowder Dispute and American Military Justice
Fred Borch, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps

Commentator: Mark E. Grotelueschen, United States Air Force Academy

 

PANEL 7 C - BOARDROOM 3, 3RD FLOOR

MILITARY HISTORY WITHIN AND BEYOND ACADEME

Chair:  Kurt H. Hackemer, University of South Dakota

The Birth, Near Death, and Revival of the American Military Institute and Its Quarterly Journal 1933-1968
Timothy S. Wolters, Iowa State University

A Trickle-Down Effect? Teaching Military History at the Secondary Level, Or, Why Do We Do What We Do
Amy J. Rutenberg, Iowa State University

Pre-Modern Military History in American Doctoral Programs: Figures and Implications
John D. Hosler, Morgan State University

Commentator:  Angelina Callahan, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

 

PANEL 7 D - BOARDROOM 4, 3RD FLOOR

REMAINING HUMAN IN A GLOBAL WAR: HUMANITARIAN AID, RESCUE, AND RESISTANCE IN FRANCE, THE NETHERLANDS, AND JAPAN, 1940-45

Chair and Commentator: Patrick Henry, Whitman College

Breaking Stereotypes, Saving Lives: A Jewish Female Rescuer in the Dutch Holocaust
Raymond C. Sun, Washington State University

A Story of American Intervention: Roswell McLelland’s Humanitarian Work in World War II France
Kelly D. Palmer, University of Colorado at Denver

“Race Hate” in a “Race War?”: The Case for Japanese Racial Ambivalence
W. Puck Brecher, Washington State University

 

PANEL 7 E - ST. JOHNS, 3RD FLOOR

THE INDIRECT APPLICATION OF SEA POWER,
1861-1922

Chair and Commentator:  Brian Holden-Reid, King’s College London

“Desolation from Abroad”:  Confederates, Colonists, and the Blockade in the American Civil War
Beau Cleland, University of Calgary

Blockade at the Intersections of British Grand Strategy 1914-15
Avram Lytton, King’s College London

Navigating the Storm:  The Evolution of British Maritime Diplomacy, 1912-1922
Louis Halewood, University of Oxford

 

PANEL 7 F - CLEARWATER, 3RD FLOOR

THE SOLDIER AND THE CIVILIAN IN MILITARY HISTORY AND THEORY: 250 YEARS OF GLOBAL INFLUENCES ON MILITARY THINKING, 1740-1990

Chair:  Patrick Speelman, United States Merchant Marine Academy

Influencing Wellington’s Army:  The Impact of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Military Thought on the British Army
Huw J. Davies, King’s College London

A Case of Goats Mingling with Sheep?  The Wartime Relationship Between the Civilian Engineering Profession and the British Army 1914-1919
Aimée Fox-Godden, King’s College London

“Operation Military History Singapore”: Theodore Ropp’s Makers of Modern Strategy Revisted and the Parameters of Military History
Michael P. M. Finch, King’s College London

Commentator:  Mark Danley, United States Military Academy

 

PANEL 7 G - DAYTONA, 3RD FLOOR

ANTEBELLUM DEVELOPMENTS IN AMERICAN MILITARY AND NAVAL PROFESSIONALISM

Chair:  Samuel J. Watson, United States Military Academy

Professionals, Patronage, and Officership: Sergeant Major Thomas Grey’s Quest for a Regular Commission, 1848-1855
Richard N. Grippaldi, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Thomas Sidney Jesup and the Professionalism of U.S. Army Quartermasters in the Early Republic
Jean-Pierre Beugoms, Temple University

John Rodgers and Naval Professionalism in the Early Republic
Joshua Wolf, Benedictine College

Commentator:  William B. Skelton, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

 

PANEL 7 H - ORLANDO, 3RD FLOOR

INDIGENOUS TROOPS IN EUROPEAN ARMIES: TOWARDS A REASSESSMENT OF RACE IN A MILITARY CONTEXT

Chair:  Timothy Stapleton, University of Calgary

“Better of His Colour I Never Saw”: British Official Attitudes Towards Indian Officers in the East India Company’s Army (1752-1857)
Christina Welsch, The College of Wooster

For Another Country and Another King: Indian Army’s Contribution to the Great War, 1914-1918
Manas Dutta, Kazi Nazrul University, India

Commentator:  TBD                                                       

 

PANEL 7 I - CITY TERRACE 6, 3RD FLOOR

CULTIVATING GENERALS: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND THREE AMERICAN COMMANDERS

Chair and Commentator: Earl D. Matthews, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

Fox Conner and Mentorship
Gregory S. Hospodor, United States Air Force Academy

“Attack at Once”: or “Go On as Your Propose”: The Adaptive Ulysses S. Grant
Harry S. Laver, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Moral Courage and Followership Development: Colin Powell, 1958-1969
Jeffrey J. Matthews, University of Puget Sound

 

PANEL 7 J - CITY TERRACE 8, 3RD FLOOR

VICE PRESIDENTIAL PANEL
MAKING WAR ACCESSIBLE: STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING MILITARY HISTORY

Chair and Commentator:  Jennifer Zoebelein, Kansas State University

The Presence of Violence:  Making Military History Relevant in the Classroom
Michael Hankins, Kansas State University

Flexibility on the Battlefield: Teaching Military History for Diverse Audiences
Boyd Harris, San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

Cracking Open the World:  Teaching Military History on a Global Scale
Wayne Lee, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

6:00 pm

FOYER AREA, 2ND FLOOR

COCKTAIL HOUR
(Cash Bar)

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

FOYER IN FRONT OF BALLROOM 4, 2ND FLOOR

BANQUET

(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)

“Challenges for the Future Force”

Jay M. Garner
Lieutenant General U.S. Army (Retired)

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017

7:00 am – 8:30 am

FOYER IN FRONT OF BALLROOM 4 – 6, 2ND FLOOR

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

SESSION 8: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

 

PANEL 8 A - BOARDROOM 1, 3RD FLOOR

GLOBALIZING WAR: ASPECTS OF CONFLICT IN THE MODERN HAWAI’I-PACIFIC REGION

Chair:  Brian Price, Hawai’i Pacific University

Plundering of the Pacific:  The Effects of the CSS Shenandoah on Hawaii and the Pacific World
Justin W. Vance, College of Western Idaho

Destruction, Internment and Neutrality in the Pacific
Brenden L. Bliss, Hawai’i Pacific University

No Aloha for our “Ohana”! Interwar U.S. Army Plans to Deploy Chemical Weapons to Thwart a Japanese Invasion of Hawai’i and Its Postwar consequences
Russell A. Hart, Hawai’i Pacific University

Commentator:  Richard B. McCaslin, University of North Texas

 

PANEL 8 B - BOARDROOM 2, 3RD FLOOR

WAR AND MEMORY: REMEMBRANCE AND MEMORIALIZATION OF THE CIVIL WAR AND PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN WAR

Chair: Brian Laslie, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)

“The Blackest Page”: Trauma, Memory, and the Battles of Franklin and Nashville
Joseph Bailey, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center

A Symbol of Sectional Reconciliation: The Memorialization of James Birdseye McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia
Eric A. Dudley, Kansas State University

Lost to History: Survivors of the Sultana Disaster and their Memorialization Efforts
Angela M. Riotto, University of Akron

Crisis in the Philippines
Edward Nagurny, Kansas State University

Commentator: Matthew McDonough, Coastal Carolina University

 

PANEL 8 C - BOARDROOM 3, 3RD FLOOR

TRIAL AND ERROR: EXPERIENTIAL ADAPTATION IN THE U.S. ARMY, 1865-1945

Chair: Tom Hanson, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Reform and Complacency: West Point after the Civil War
Ben Brands, George Mason University

Nostalgia and Perception: Institutional Culture and Lesson Learning in the Early-20th Century U.S. Army
Rory McGovern, University of North Carolina

Building from Failure? Training Divisions in the US Army during the World Wars
Greg Hope, The Ohio State University

Commentator: Michael Rouland, U.S. Army Center of Military History

 

PANEL 8 D - BOARDROOM 4, 3RD FLOOR

ROUNDTABLE - DOES MILITARY THEORY MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Chair: Roger Spiller, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

Beware of Snakeskin Oil Passing as Military Theory: Population Centric Coin and the U.S. Army
Gian Gentile, RAND Corporation

Military Theory, Doctrine, and Education: Why Bother?
Ian Hope, NATO Defense College

Was Desert Storm an Example of AirLand Battle: A Quarter Century Reflection
Richard Swain, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)

Commentator: Robert Citino, National World War II Museum

 

PANEL 8 E - ST. JOHNS 4, 3RD FLOOR

OUTSIDE OF OPERATIONS: NEW METHODS AND APPROACHES ON THE SECOND WORLD WAR 

Chair: Jacob Stoil, Center for Naval Analysis

Exploring Occupation and Place in Vichy France
Cameron Zinsou, Mississippi State University

Penetrating the German Homeland: Gendered Rhetoric and Air Policy under Arthur “Bomber” Harris (1942-1945)
Katie Brown, University of Akron

The Luftwaffe Field Divisions and Their First Year of Combat
Michael Stout, University of North Texas

Commentator:  Dennis Showalter, Colorado College

 

PANEL 8 F - CLEARWATER, 3RD FLOOR

THE FORGOTTEN WARS OF FRANCE IN VIETNAM

Chair and Commentator:  Alex Lassner, Air War College

The French Conquest of Tonkin 1883-1895: From a Conventional Campaign to Counter-Insurgency
William T. Dean III, Air Command and Staff College

La Guerre d’Annam:  French Economy of Force in Annam, 1945-1954
William Waddell: Air War College

 

PANEL 8 G - DAYTONA, 3RD FLOOR

BEYOND EFFECTIVENESS: REFRAMING MILITARY INNOVATION IN TERMS OF NETWORKS, POWER AND TIME

Chair: Conrad Crane, United States Army Heritage and Education Center

Military Adaptation through the Generational Lens: The Origins of the Progressive Era American Military Profession
J. P. Clark, United States Army

Who’s Responsible? Actor-Centered Models of Military Innovation
Laurence M. Burke, II, National Air and Space Museum

From the Mundane to the Sophisticated:  What Small Arms Can Tell Us About Military Innovation and the Question of Power
Matthew C. Ford, University of Sussex

Commentator:  Timothy Schultz, United States Naval War College

 

PANEL 8 H - ORLANDO, 3RD FLOOR

“TURBULENCE OF OUR AGE”: AMERICAN RESPONSE TO THREATS, MILITARISM, AND THE UNKNOWN DURING THE COLD WAR

Chair: Bryon Greenwald, Joint Forces Staff College

Nuclear Intelligence: Air-Atomic Strategy and its Impact on U.S. Intelligence, 1945-1952
Philip Shackelford, South Arkansas Community College

The Dragon’s Threat: Assessing the Military Challenge Posed by the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1964
A. Gregory Moore, Notre Dame College

Secret Research and Student Protest at Northern Appalachian Universities during the 1960s
Tom Weyant, Notre Dame College

Commentator:  Jonathan Grant, Florida State University

 

PANEL 8 I - CITY TERRACE 6, 3RD FLOOR

INTERNATIONAL BORDERLANDS, POLITICS, AND NATIONAL SECURITY IN THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC

Chair and Commentator: David C. Skaggs, Bowling Green State University

The War Did Not End at Yorktown: Thirty Years of British Military Cross Border Insurgency in the Northern Frontier 1783-1814
John C. Kotruch, University of New Hampshire

Toward a Federalist Grand Strategy: Contextualizing the Quasi-War in the Revolutionary Atlantic
Andrew J. Forney, Texas Christian University

Peacekeepers or Conquerors? U.S. Army Officers and the Invasion of East Florida, 1812-1813
Samuel J. Watson, United States Military Academy

 

PANEL 8 J - CITY TERRACE 8, 3RD FLOOR

EAGLES, DEVIL DOGS, AND ARMY OFFICERSHIP IN WORLD WAR I 1916-1918

Chair:  George N. Voulojianis, John Carroll University

Out of the Blue: American Aviators in World War I
Rhonda L. Smith-Daugherty, Alice Lloyd College

U.S. Army Officer Accessions in World War I, 1916-1918
Arthur T. Coumbe, United States Military Academy

“Bushwhackers and Trench Fighters” Marine NCO Leadership in Combat Operations in World War I, 1917-1918
Leo J. Daugherty III, U. S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox

Commentator: Annette Amerman, University of Birmingham-UK

 

10:00 am – 10: 30 am

BALLROOM 5 – 8 (Exhibit Hall), 2ND FLOOR

BREAK

 

10:30 am – 5:30 pm

TOUR: ST. AUGUSTINE AND LUNCH
(Ticketed Event – Advance Registration Required)
Meet outside of the lobby to the right at the bus

 

SESSION 9: 10:30 AM – 12:00  PM 

 

PANEL 9 A - BOARDROOM 1, 3RD FLOOR

U.S. MILITARY AND NUCLEAR WARFARE, 1945-1976

Chair and Commentator: Glen R. Asner, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Historical Office

Deterring War: The Development of the Strategic Air Command Alert Force
Jerome V. Martin, U.S. Strategic Command

Licking the Kittens Too, An Air-Atomic USAF Confronts Small Wars
Edward A. Kaplan, Army War College

The Worst Sin is to Degrade the SIOP, James Schlesinger and U.S. Nuclear Planning, 1973-1976
Corbin Williamson, Air War College

 

PANEL 9 B - BOARDROOM 2, 3RD FLOOR

CULTIVATING THE FUTURE STUDY OF LAND, SEA, AND AIR WARFARE: THREE SERVICE ACADEMY PERSPECTIVES

Chair: Robert P. Wettemann, Jr., United States Air Force Academy

General Norman Cota, OMAHA Beach, and Virtual Reality: A Capstone Project
Ian Dome and Brandon Wethman, United States Military Academy at West Point

Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz and the Creation of the Imperial German Navy
Foster Bayles, United States Naval Academy

Why They Fought: American Pilots, the Eagle Squadrons, and the Battle of Britain
Stewart JG Lange, United States Air Force Academy

Commentator:  Steve R. Waddell, United States Military Academy

 

PANEL 9 C - BOARDROOM 3, 3RD FLOOR

INFORMING GLOBAL WARFARE: CHALLENGES TO KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER BETWEEN ALLIES, SERVICES AND ARMIES

Chair:  Mary Kathryn Barbier, Mississippi State University

The Reluctant Ally: The Forging and Failure of the Anglo-Spanish Court of Mixed Commission 1815-1834
Anna Brinkman, Warwick University

The Weary Titan Prepares for Global War, 1878-1904
David Morgan-Owen, King’s College London

A Transnational Story: The Evolution of British Commonwealth Doctrine in the Second World War
Jonathan Fennell, King’s College London

Commentator:  Caitlin Gale, U.S. National Archives

 

PANEL 9 D - BOARDROOM 4, 3RD FLOOR

IN PURSUIT OF VICTORY, EUROPEAN ARMIES AT HOME AND ABROAD

Chair and Commentator: Jay Lockenour, Temple University

Nathanael Greene and the Battle of Eutaw Springs, September 1781
Michael D. Kennedy, United States Air Force Academy

German Officer Defensive Initiative during the Battle for Moscow
Miguel Lopez, United States Air Force Academy

COSSAC, RATTLE and OVERLORD: Lt. Gen. Sir Frederick Morgan, Leadership and Planning the Normandy Assault
Steven Kepher, Independent Historian

 

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