"I am a 21-year veteran of the United States Army. During my time in uniform I earned my AA in US History: 1850 to Present and my BA in US History: 1850 to Present from American Military University. My area of concentration is the mid to late 19th century (pre-Civil War, Civil War, Reconstruction). My interests in history are based on the belief that we must study history in order to avoid the mistakes of the past. Further, I believe that history, particularly US History, is not a subject that wi"