White House Names CVV Fellow to Army War College Board of Visitors

October 18, 2005 | by | Topic: The Global ChallengePrint Print

The White House appointed Center for Vision & Values Fellow and Grove City College Professor of History Dr. Earl Tilford to the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors. The Board is equivalent to a board of trustees and meets up to twice a year.

Each year, the White House is given one appointment to the 12-member board. Tilford will serve a two-year term beginning in November. The appointment was made last spring, approved by the Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense in May and June, respectively, and announced once the other eleven members were approved.

Tilford joined the Grove City College faculty in 2001 and he became a Middle East & Terrorism fellow at The Center for Vision & Values in 2005. He enjoyed an extensive military career and after retiring from the U.S. Air Force. He served as an associate professor of history at Troy State University in Montgomery and professor of military history at the U.S. Air Force Air Command and Staff College. In 1993, he became director of research at the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute in Carlisle, Pa., where he worked on a project that looked at possible future terrorist threats. He has authored three books on the Vietnam War and co-edited a book on Operation Desert Storm. He has lectured throughout the U.S. and abroad on the Vietnam War and, more recently, the future of armed conflict.

Last summer, he was accepted into the Academic Fellows Program of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies for a seminar on terrorism in Tel Aviv, Israel. The seminar, “Defending Democracy, Defeating Terrorism,” featured an intensive, 10-day course on terrorism and the threat it poses to democratic societies. The course of study took place in the classroom and in the field and will feature lectures by academics, diplomats, military and intelligence officials, and politicians from Israel, Jordan, India, Turkey and the United States. Tilford will speak at the April 5-6 conference titled “Mr. Jefferson Goes to the Middle East: Democracy’s Prospects in the Arab World” sponsord by The Center for Vision & Values. Contact Dr. Tilford at [email protected]

For more information contact Lee Wishing at [email protected] or at 724.458.3332.

Earl H. Tilford

Earl H. Tilford

Dr. Earl Tilford is a military historian and fellow for the Middle East & terrorism with The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. He currently lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he is writing a history of the University of Alabama in the 1960s. A retired Air Force intelligence officer, Dr. Tilford earned his PhD in American and European military history at George Washington University. From 1993 to 2001, he served as Director of Research at the U.S. Army’s Strategic Studies Institute. In 2001, he left Government service for a professorship at Grove City College, where he taught courses in military history, national security, and international and domestic terrorism and counter-terrorism.

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