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.

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The Society for Military History intends to award an annual graduate student travel grant to facilitate travel from overseas to the SMH conference, honoring Jeffery Grey’s long-standing commitment to extending the global reach of the SMH.

Members who wish to contribute to this initiative can make donations to the SMH Operating Fund by clicking on this link. Members can also send checks to The Society for Military History, George C. Marshall Library,Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450-1600. Please note that your donation is for the Jeffrey Grey Graduate Student Travel Account.
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden passing of SMH President Jeffrey Grey.  Jeff was a superb scholar, whose numerous publications established him as the preeminent historian of the Australian military experience. His list of professional accomplishments, however, only scratches the surface of what he meant to his SMH friends and colleagues. There was, quite simply, no one like him. Jeff¹s generosity to younger scholars was renowned, his wit and charm legendary. Everyone who met him soon realized that they had just had an encounter with greatness. Jeff loved the SMH and was proud to serve as its president, working tirelessly to serve the interests of members. Our hearts go out to his family, who lost a wonderful father and husband. We have created a tribute page to allow members to share their stories and memories of Jeff over the next few weeks and months.

Jeff has been memorialized elsewhere, and we are pleased to share those remembrances here as well.