The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) and partner Microsoft Corporation hosted a joint reception in honor of the National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA) for Washington, D.C.’s government affairs community at Microsoft’s K Street Innovation & Policy Center on October 30, 2017. Microsoft provided drinks and hors d’oeuvres for guests while they enjoyed interactive displays and slide shows describing the scope and purpose of the Museum that will honor the service and sacrifice of America’s more than 30 million past and present Army veterans and serving Soldiers.
Following introductory remarks by General Gordon R. Sullivan (USA-Ret.), AHF Chairman, Robert Anderson, Director of Corporate Relations at the Foundation, delivered an update on construction progress at the Museum’s Fort Belvoir site and Microsoft’s role in providing the Museum with cutting-edge exhibit technology, some of which is in use at the Innovation & Policy Center. Sullivan also thanked Microsoft for its ongoing contributions to the Museum, noting, “We acknowledge the continued support of Microsoft, a leader in the technology community that also has a history of supporting the military and its servicemen and women.”
Major General Chris Cortez (USMC-Ret.), Vice President of Military Affairs at Microsoft, concluded the presentations with brief remarks on Microsoft’s reasons for being such a strong supporter of the Army’s Museum. Cortez explained, “At Microsoft, we are committed to supporting and honoring the sacrifices of our U.S. military veterans, and are proud to collaborate with the Army Historical Foundation in its amazing work to build the National Museum of the United States Army.” Microsoft’s contributions, totaling $600,000 to date, place the company in the Museum’s Four-Star Circle of Distinction.