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Bradley L. Coleman
Director
John A. Adams Center
P:  (540) 464-7447
Office
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E: adamscenter@vmi.edu

Virginia Military Institute
541 Scott Shipp Hall
Lexington, VA  24450

John A. Adams '71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis

 

Established in 2002, the John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis is a specialized element of the Virginia Military Institute dedicated to Cold War military history and the connections between the Cold War and contemporary national security affairs. Its mission is to produce, preserve, and perpetuate knowledge related to Cold War military history.

Through the generous support of John A. Adams, VMI class of 1971, the Adams Center team supports innovative scholarship on Cold War topics; collects, preserves, and advertises Cold War resources; and organizes events that heighten the awareness of the enduring importance of the Cold War. In June 2013, the Adams Center advisory board adopted a five-year strategic plan, “Strategic Vision 2012-2017,” to transform the center into a vibrant academic organization recognized for its innovative approach to Cold War military history and strategic analysis.

The former command historian, U.S. Southern Command, Dr. Bradley Lynn Coleman ’95 has served as director of the Adams Center since August 2012.

The Adams Center is pleased to announce its annual spring Dissertation Prize. The Adams Center will award a $3,000 grant to a graduate student in history or related field working on a dissertation in the area of Cold War military history. The award is intended to promote innovative scholarship on Cold War topics; application must be received by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, 2015.

Recent events include The Enduring Legacy: Leadership and National Security Affairs During the Ronald Reagan Era, a conference hosted by the Adams Center and the Center for Leadership and Ethics