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Kathy Wirtanen
Administrative, Facility
& Conference Assistant

P:  (540) 464-7361
F: (540) 464-7396

Center for Leadership & Ethics
VMI, Marshall Hall
500 Anderson Drive
Lexington, VA  24450

Biographical Information, Renee Hylton

Renee Hylton received her M.A. degree in history from Princeton University, where she studied under the noted Civil War historian James McPherson.  She has worked as a historian for the National Guard Bureau since 1986, and is presently the chief of the Bureau’s Historical Services Division.

Ms. Hylton grew up as an “Army brat” while her father was assigned to Japan, Thailand, and bases in the continental U.S.  She may be the only Army brat  her age who has never set foot in Germany.       

Ms. Hylton is married to a retired Louisiana National Guardsman, formerly the curator of the Jackson Barracks Military Museum in New Orleans, which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.  Renee’s  only daughter is maintaining her grandfather Hylton’s  “Far East only” tradition as a graduate student in Chinese history at the University of California, San Diego.