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Thomas J. Goetz <email@example.com>
National Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-Maritime
Reviewer for H-Maritime
Reviewer for H-Soz-u-Kult
|Interests:||American History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Native American History / Studies
World History / Studies
B.S., History, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.
M.A., History, Northeastern University
Ph.D., Military History, City University of New York
Currently the 2005-6 Ramsey Fellow in Naval Aviation History at the National Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institute, working on the development of early US Navy jet fighters. I plan to combine this work with my dissertation studies on early Air Force jet fighters to produce a multi-volume work.
Finishing a book for the National Guard, working title - "In Defense of Freedom - The National Guard and Homeland Defense". The emphasis of this work is on the Civil Support Teams, Guard units designed to respond to possible terrorist attacks and test for the presence of biological, chemical, or radiation weapons.
Article: "Foundation of the Future: The Development of US Air Force First Generation Jet Fighter Aircraft, 1941-50". Accepted for publication in "Aviation History".
Paper: "The Quest for the Grail: The United States Air Force and the Search for the Ultimate Aerial Weapon" presented at the 2004 meeting of the Society of Military History.
Teaching: a wide variety of courses at a number of schools, mostly while finishing my doctorate. These courses include:
American History I & II
Modern European History I & II
American Diplomatic History I & II
American Military History
Ancient History survey
US Civil War
Western Military History
Modern Military History
Modern World Imperialism
North American Indian History survey
War and Society
World War II