The shared vision of providing the Army, its Soldiers and their families, and the public with a National Army Museum and world-class educational destination has resulted in an affiliation agreement between The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) and the Association of The United States Army (AUSA).
“AUSA has been the leading supporter of AHF’s National Museum efforts from the outset of the Capital Campaign. This is a moment in history and with AUSA and AHF joining forces on this priority project there is a huge rippling effect,” said LTG Roger Schultz (USA-Ret.), AHF’s President, in discussing the affiliation. “Our mutual efforts will accelerate the Museum’s construction, expand both AHF’s and AUSA’s education programs designed to preserve the history and heritage of the Army and its Soldiers, while also stimulating Capital Campaign fundraising.”
Schultz explained that under terms of the affiliation, AHF and AUSA will remain two separate and distinct organizations. “The only structural change is a newly constituted AHF Board of Directors approved during our June 4, 2015 board meeting.”
The AHF Board is led by GEN Gordon R. Sullivan (USA-Ret.), Chairman, and GEN William W. Hartzog (USA-Ret.), Vice Chairman. Members include The Honorable Thomas E. White, Jr., The Honorable Sandra L. Pack (CPA), GEN Ric Shinseki (USA-Ret.), GEN George W. Casey, Jr. (USA-Ret.), LTG David K. Heebner (USA-Ret.), LTG William H. Campbell (USA-Ret.), LTG Larry R. Jordan (USA-Ret.), MG Russell L. Furhman (USA-Ret.), and SMA Kenneth O. Preston (USA-Ret.).
“General Bill Hartzog and I are all in on this—so is the Board, the staff, and the 134,000 Americans who’ve supported the National Museum so far. We’re all fully committed to not only seeing that the Army Museum gets built, but also that it tells the story of the Army and its Soldiers in the special way it deserves to be told, passing on inspiring examples of leadership, character, courage, and sacrifice of ordinary men and women who have done extraordinary acts to defend and advance our nation,” newly elected Board Chairman Gordon R. Sullivan said. “A great Army and its great Soldiers deserve a great Museum, and we intend to deliver it.”