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our museum leadership team

Has the specialized experience, training, and professional education
to make this museum a world class institution

Museum Chief Curator

The Museum Chief Curator, Dr. Sarah
A. Burgos, specializes in American
home front scholarship from 1860 to
1970, especially how museum
exhibitions craft messages about
national identity. She has curated
more than twenty public exhibitions
and directed major conservation
projects to save priceless historical

Before and After Conservation. One of the last approximately ten remaining national flags from the Mexican American War (1846-1848)

After Conservation National Flag

Before and After Conservation. An expertly hand-embroidered Commonwealth of Virginia flag from 1876.

After Conservation Commonwealth of Virginia Flag

Command Historian

Alexander Barnes is a professional military historian with thirty years of experience in the Marine Corps and the Army. Some of his most recent books are Play Ball!: Doughboys and Baseball During the Great War and “To Hell with the Kaiser”: America Prepares for War, 1916–1918

Major General James W. Ring Adjutant General of Virginia
Major General James W. Ring

The 29th Adjutant General of Virginia

Major General (Retired) Timothy P. Williams

The 28th Adjutant General of Virginia

Command Chief Master
Sergeant Kelly B. Reich

Virginia National Guard Senior Enlisted Leader

Brigadier General
Todd H. Hubbard

Director of the Joint Staff of Virginia