Distinguished Speaker Programs and Other Events
at Navy League Austin
Public Invited - Open to All - Guests Welcome
(Now Taking Reservations)

Reservations must be made by 2:00 p. m. on Tuesday, Prior to Event

Distinguished Speaker Program

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Honored Guest and Speaker

Mr. Jeffrey W. 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

BiographyJeffrey 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.

Austin Woman's Club

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


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Distinguished Speaker Programs Detail

Times, Location and Directions

Austin Woman's Club

San Antonio Street between 7th & 8th Streets
(Enter from Nueces Street at Rear)
Parking is Free for Program - Ignore the Signs

Location and Directions to Austin Woman's Club

1815 Social                        1910 Dinner
2015 Program           NLT 2115 Adjourn

Members and Their Guests
$30.00 per person (with reservation)

Military in Uniform and Their Guests
$20.00 per person (with reservation)

Cadets and Midshipmen and their Guests
$15.00 per person (with reservation)

Reservations to LuAnn Reyes by

Tuesday Before Event @ 2:00 pm

Email:  luann@luannreyes.com

Website: www.navyleagueaustin.org

Telephone: (512) 203-4399

Notice of Policy

Timely reservations are required for Greater Austin Council Events.  Rervations must be received by 2:00 p.m. two days before each event.

The Austin Woman's Club has become more strict because of our inability to manage reservations. This is because of those that no-show after making reservations (which costs the Council $25/meal) and those that arrive without reservations. We reserve the right to bill no-shows for their unpaid for, unused meals. Meals are not guaranteed and we will apply a $5.00 per person surcharge for guests arriving without reservations.

We must pay $25/meal for no-shows. Those with reservations that are then unable to attend a
dinner program are kindly requested to make a donation to the Greater Austin Council of $25/meal.

Works in Progress for 2017

Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz
Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area
Commander, Coast Guard Defense Force East
Director, DHS Joint Task Force - East

VADM Jan Tighe, USN

Commander Fleet Cyber Command

VADM Robin Braun, USN

Chief of Naval Reserve

 Board of Directors and/or Council Business meetings
will precede each program by about four weeks,
All members are welcome to attend and participate.


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22 July 2017


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