“United States Marines in the Civil War” with Col. Doug Douds, USMC (RET)
Colonel Douds, of Stroudsburg, PA, is a faculty member at the U.S. Army War College teaching the Carlisle Scholars Program seminar. He has served as a strategist and senior speechwriter in the Chairman's Action Group on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He commanded a Marine fighter attack squadron in Iraq prior to earning his master's degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in June 2010. As an F/A-18 pilot, he has deployed multiple times, including two carrier deployments to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf and a western Pacific deployment. He has completed the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Instructor's course, the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun), was the top honor graduate from the Amphibious Warfare School, and received two bachelor of arts degrees, in political science and history, from Wake Forest University. Doug is an avid historian and enjoys hosting educational tours of Gettysburg, PA, where he resides.
The 2018 Lessons in History program is free to the public. Regular museum admission applies for entrance to the museum galleries.