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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development and training of officers and Soldiers; and supports the Army Historical Program through the collection of historical documents and artifacts.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

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 They are trained and equipped to gather historical documents and materials, conduct oral interviews, photograph actions and events, and advise supported units on planning and conducting historical operations. The MHD collects historical documents and materials and conducts oral history interviews throughout the Army.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

81st Readiness Division

RD Unit Location PAX Rank MOS
81 23 MHD Chattanooga, TN 2 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
81 45 MHD Aiken, SC 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
81 317 MHD Aiken, SC 1 MAJ O1A
81 317 MHD Aiken, SC 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
81 28 MHD Aiken, SC 2 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
81 322 MHD Birmingham, AL 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
81 46 MHD Birmingham, AL 1 MAJ O1A
81 46 MHD Birmingham, AL 2 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
81 54 MHD Birmingham, AL 2 SSG/SFC 46S/Z

88th Readiness Division

RD Unit Location PAX Rank MOS
88 50 MHD Fort Douglas, UT 1 MAJ O1A
88 50 MHD Fort Douglas, UT 2 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
88 90 MHD Fort Douglas, UT 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
88 48 MHD Forest Park, IL 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
88 48 MHD Forest Park, IL 1 MAJ O1A
88 49 MHD Forest Park, IL 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z

99th Readiness Division

RD Unit Location PAX Rank MOS
99 27 MHD Fort Detrick, MD 1 COL O1A
99 21 MHD Fort Detrick, MD 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
99 53 MHD Fort Detrick, MD 2 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
99 315 MHD Fort Indiantown Gap, PA 1 MAJ O1A
99 315 MHD Fort Indiantown Gap, PA 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
99 305 MHD Coraopolis, PA 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
99 326 MHD Coraopolis, PA 1 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
99 311 MHD Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ 2 SSG/SFC 46S/Z

63d Readiness Division

RD Unit Location PAX Rank MOS
63 51 MHD Bell, CA 1 MAJ O1A
63 51 MHD Bell, CA 2 SSG/SFC 46S/Z
63 35 MHD Bell, CA 1 MAJ O1A
63 35 MHD Bell, CA 2 SSG/SFC 46S/Z

USAR IMA Command Historians

Unit Location PAX Rank MOS
U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) Shaw AFB, South Carolina 1 COL/LTC 01A
U.S. Army North (ARNORTH) Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1 COL/LTC 01A
U.S. Army Europe and Africa (USAREUR-AF) Wiesbaden, Germany 1 COL/LTC 01A
U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) Fort Shafter, Hawaii 1 COL/LTC 01A
U.S. Army South (ARSOUTH) Fort Sam Houston, Texas 1 COL/LTC 01A
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF) Vicenza, Italy 1 COL/LTC 01A
III Corps Fort Hood, Texas 1 COL/LTC 01A
V Corps Fort Knox, Kentucky 1 COL/LTC 01A
XVIII Airborne Corps Fort Bragg, North Carolina 1 COL/LTC 01A
1st Infantry Division Fort Riley, Kansas 1 MAJ/LTC 01A
2nd Infantry Division Camp Humphreys, ROK 1 MAJ/LTC 01A
3rd Infantry Division Fort Stewart, Georgia 1 MAJ/LTC 01A
4th Infantry Division Fort Carson, Colorado 1 MAJ/LTC 01A
25th Infantry Division Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 1 MAJ/LTC 01A
82nd Airborne Division Fort Bragg, North Carolina 1 MAJ/LTC 01A
101st Airborne Division Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1 MAJ/LTC 01A
1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, Texas 1 MAJ/LTC 01A
1st Armored Division Fort Bliss, Texas 1 MAJ/LTC 01A

Military History Detachment Courses

Course# Location Date
921-9E-F68/920-F58 Class 003 Ft. Dix APR 10-15 2022
921-9E-F68/920-F58 Class 004 Ft. Knox 31 July – 5 Aug 2022

A 625 Field / Unit Historian Distance Learning Course (ASI 5X)

Officers holding the ASI 5X are qualified to supervise unit-level historians from battalion to division level or to serve as unit historians themselves. Read more here...

Contact Us

U.S. Army Reserve Point of Contact

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

christopher.j.ghiz.civ@army.mil

U.S. Army Reserve, National Guard & Command Historian Point of Contact

LTC Jeffrey R. McGeary
Deputy Chief, Military Programs
U.S. Army Center of Military History
Fort McNair, DC 20319-5058

jeffrey.r.mcgeary.mil@army.mil

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