“My favorite period of Army history is the Civil War. I have a Master’s degree in American History with an emphasis on the Civil War. Today, I get to take noncommissioned officers and officers to Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield on Staff Rides, so I get to use a Civil War battlefield as an outdoor classroom for today’s Soldiers.”
“The Mexican ‘Punitive’ Expedition, 1916 to 1917 after Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus, New Mexico signifies several firsts in Army history.
The Mexican desert of Chihuahua saw the first U.S. Army use of the airplane, truck, automobile, and other ‘modern’ equipment in a combat environment.
Many great leaders would gain their first combat experiences in Mexico, one of them being General George S. Patton, Jr.”
“World War II is my favorite period of Army history, because of the incredible good the “Greatest Generation” did for the world during this period, and (because) this is the period in which the Military Police Corps Regiment became a permanent branch of the Army.”