Academic journal article Air Power History

Meet the New Publisher

Academic journal article Air Power History

Meet the New Publisher

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Brig. Gen. Alfred E Hurley, USAF (Ret.) was named as the publisher of Air Power History; he succeeds Brig. Gen. Brian S. Gunderson, who died in September 2004.

In 1950, Dr. Hurley earned a BA in English from St. Johns University, Brooklyn, N.Y., and an MA (1958) in history and PhD (1961) in history from Princeton University, New Jersey.

Dr. Hurley is a nationally-renowned educator, principally associated with the University of North Texas, at Denton. He served in several higher education positions with the University of North Texas, including vice president for administrative affairs, president, chancellor, history professor, and president emeritus.

His earlier educational reputation was made at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he was a member of the history department faculty from 1958 to 1963, department head from 1966 to 1980, and chair of the Humanities Division from 1967 to 1980. At the Academy, he taught undergraduate courses in U.S., world, and military history. He also taught a graduate course in cooperation with Indiana University.

In 1950, he enlisted in the Air Force as a private and rose in rank to brigadier general. He had extended assignments in Texas, Colorado, and Germany, with briefer periods in Washington, D.C. and Vietnam. He served as a reconnaissance navigator and war plans officer in Germany, from 1963-1966.

General Hurley wrote the first scholarly biography on Billy Mitchell: Crusader for Air Power (Franklin Watts, 1964). …

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