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7th              Greater Austin Council Distinguuished Speaker Program
Jeff Hunt, Director of Texas Military Forces Museum, Camp Mabry  


9th              Greater Austin Council Distinguuished Speaker Program
                    Professor and Author Tom Hatfield and Frank Denius
                    Discussion of Professor Hatfiled's biography of Mr. Denius “On the Way”
                    Annual Tribute to University of Texas Naval ROTC Alumni, Officers and Staff,
                    and Midshipmen/oOfficer Candidates


7th              Greater Austin Council Distinguuished Speaker Program
CAPT Brian Teets, USN, Professor of Naval Science
                    Commanding Officer The University of Texas Naval ROTC Unit

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Honored Guest and Speaker

Mr. Jeff Hunt

Director, Texas Military Forces Museum

Camp Mabry, Austin, Texas

Austin Woman's Club

2015  Program                                2115 Closing Ceremony and Adjourn
1815  Social Hour                           1910  Opening Ceremony and Dinner

Reservations must be received by 2:00 p. m. on Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Jeffrey William Hunt is Director of the Texas Military Forces Museum (the official museum of the Texas National Guard) – located in Austin at Camp Mabry, Headquarters of the Texas Army and Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard and 36th Infantry Division.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of History at Austin Community College, where he has taught for more than 22 years.  Prior to taking the post at the Texas Military Forces Museum, Mr. Hunt was the Curator of Collections and Director of the Living History Program at the Admiral Nimitz National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Government and a Masters Degree in History, both from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Hunt is a frequent speaker on military history. Since 1983 he has taken part in more than 100 living history programs, public events and movie productions. At both the Texas Military Forces Museum and the Admiral Nimitz Museum, Jeff organized and conducted living history programs for the general public and school groups, including large-scale World War II reenactments such as Battle Stations 1944 on the USS Texas, and Iwo Jima + 60 – the largest PTO reenactment ever held.  More than 20,000 visitors attended, while 320 reenactors – including 40 from Japan – recreated the fight for, and flag raising on, Mount Suribachi.

Mr. Hunt’s writing credits include his book, The Last Battle of the Civil War: Palmetto Ranch, published by the University of Texas Press in 2002; A Guide to The National Museum of the Pacific War, from the Historical Published Network of San Antonio;“A Rebel’s View of the Red River Campaign” in The Reenactor’s Journal,  June and July 1996.  He is also a contributor to the Revised Handbook of Texas, published in 1996, and the Gale Library of Daily Life: American Civil War, published in 2008.

In December 2010, he was appointed an honorary admiral in the Texas Navy by Governor Rick Perry, in recognition for his work at the Texas Military Forces Museum to tell the story of that part of Texas history.

His forthcoming book from Sava & Beattie entitled After Gettysburg, Before Grant, which examines the War Between the States in the Virginia Theater from July through December of 1863, will be published in the Spring/Summer of 2015.  He is also a consultant for an critically acclaimed exhibition by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on war photography.

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Mr. Jeffrey W. Hunt

Director, Texas Military Forces Museum

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