To all Members of the ICMH:
Dear International Commission of Military History Colleagues, Please permit me to introduce myself. I am now the editor of the ICMH Newsletter, which is one of my duties as ICMH Vice President. I am taking over the Newsletter editorship from Dr. Kris Quanten, Secretary-General, and I offer him my most sincere gratitude and congratulations for having accomplished this task in such an excellent manner. The ICMH Newsletter is an excellent means of communications between all components of the International Commission of Military History -- the leadership and Executive Board, national commissions, and individual military historians. This digital platform will permit us to transcend distance and language barriers, to enhance the continued relevance and viability of the International Commission of Military History, to further engender worldwide the spirit of military history professionalism and cooperation, and the sharing of best practices.
The national commissions serve as the building blocks of the ICMH, and they and their members make unique contributions to accomplishing the ICMH mission. We wholeheartedly encourage each national commission to share the news of its past activities, events, and conferences; current projects; future conferences and workshops; and the achievements of individual members, to include new positions, academic degrees attained, accomplishments, books published, etc. -- as well as obituaries of members. To do this, I invite and encourage you, each national commission, to provide input for each issue of the ICMH Newsletter. This will help us learn more about each other and what we can do to advance the ICMH agenda even more.
The Newsletter will be published two times a year, in June and December. Please provide your national commission input to me (please not to exceed 250 words) by 20 November of each year for each December issue, and by 20 May of each year for the June issue of the Newsletter. This will also be an outstanding way to highlight and share the achievements and contributions of your national commission to the ICMH and professional study of military history.
In addition, if you know of other military historians who may want to learn of our many international activities, please send me their names, positions, and emaiI addresses, and we will add them to the ICMH Newsletter distribution list.
Please send your national commission input, plus any questions or suggestions you may have, to me at email INFFAOHER7@aol.com . I very much look forward to working with you, and together we can continue to enhance military history professionalism and service around the globe. Thank you very much!
Harold E. Raugh, Jr., Ph.D.
International Commission of Military History