Statement of Purpose
The United States Commission on Military History (USCMH) provides a link between the U.S. historical community and historians from other nations around the world.
Composed of academic, public, and service historians, museum professionals, and other interested parties, the USCMH is affiliated with the International Commission of Military History (ICMH) and takes part in its projects and programs. Such involvement entails service on its important committees, contributions to its publication program including the Intenational Bibliography of Military History, and participation in the annual meetings of the ICMH. In 2002 the USCMH hosted such a meeting in Norfolk, VA. We also work with other national commissions to co-sponsor meetings and programs.
In the future we hope to provide extended internet-based services to the students, professionals, and the general public engaged in historical studies and research. We are not in competition with the Society for Military History, but support its work.