Welcome to the Society for Military History

Established in 1933 as the American Military History Foundation, renamed in 1939 the American Military Institute, and renamed again in 1990 the Society for Military History, the Society is devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history. Its membership (today more than 2700) has included many of the world's most prominent scholars, soldiers, and citizens interested in military history.

Society for Military History Election Results - February 26, 2015

President :  Jeffrey Grey,  University of New South Wales Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy
Vice President: Jennifer D. Keene, Chapman University

Trustee (Terms Expiring in 2019)
Wayne E. Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Peter R. Mansoor, The Ohio State University
Marc Milner, University of New Brunswick
Katherine K. Reist, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Jacqueline E. Whitt, Air University
Andrew A. Wiest, University of Southern Mississippi

The term of office of each newly elected officer and trustee shall begin at the moment of the adjournment of the annual membership meeting.

629 members voted in the Society’s second online election.  621 voted in the first online election and 228 members voted mail-in ballots in the 2011 election. In 2015 approximately 25% of eligible members voted which is the average for ACLS member societies using online voting.


The 2015 Annual Meeting web site, including registration, program, travel information and much more, is now live on the Conferences Page. It’s time to register for Montgomery!

Additional Information

As of 25 February, the Renaissance Hotel and Spa is full for Friday evening.  If that is still the case when you are making arrangements, you may find additional rooms at the conference rate at the Embassy Suites Montgomery Hotel and Conference Center, located across the street from the Annual Meeting Hotel. Individuals can make reservations by calling 800-EMBASSY or (334) 269-5055.  Ask for reservations with group code SMH. Alternatively, you can make reservations on line by visiting: www.embassysuitesmontgomery.com. From there follow these instructions:

  • On the left, enter arrival date of 4/8/15 or 4/9/15 and departure date of 4/12/15.
  • Just under the departure date, click on Add Special Rate Codes
  • In the Group Block square, enter SMH (SMH must be in all caps or the group code won’t be recognized)
  • Continue to make the reservation after the rooms/rates pop up.  
In order for to get reservations at the discounted rate, reservations must be made no later than Friday, 3/13/15.


The Society for Military History Annual Business Meeting is  Sunday April 12, 2015 from 0700-0815 at the Renaissance Hotel Montgomery, Alabama in room Riverview 5.  All members in good standing are welcome to attend.

SMH White Paper Announced

An SMH White Paper titled “The Role of Military History in the Contemporary Academy” by co-authors Tami Davis Biddle of the U.S. Army War College and Robert M. Citino of the University of North Texas is now available for viewing and distribution.


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