Marshall and Eisenhower: Friends or Allies?

August 30, 2018

Please join us for

“Marshall and Eisenhower: Friends or Allies?”
with Dan Holt

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York

Thursday, August 30, 2018
5:30 pm with reception to follow

Pogue Auditorium
George C. Marshall Foundation
VMI Parade, Lexington, Virginia

Holt’s presentation will concentrate on the amazing similarities and experiences in the career paths of Eisenhower and Marshall and how those contributed to making them a dynamic duo for nearly half of the 20th Century. While they were much the same in their professional beliefs and commitment, there were also major differences in their methods. The audience will be asked to consider an answer to the question: Was it a friendship that made them so effective, were they close and committed allies, or both?

Dan Holt served as the director of The Citadel Museum and Archives, the Liberty Memorial Museum and Archives (now the National World War I Museum), and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. He was the managing editor and project director for volumes 6 and 7 of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall. Among his many awards is an Outstanding Service Award from the Department of Defense for his work on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day. Dan’s publications include serving as the editor for Eisenhower: The Prewar Diaries and Selected Papers, 1905-1941, and the managing editor for D-Day: 1994. He has also authored 13 published articles.

Reservations required by email to or by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103. Seating will be first come, first served. Members and students will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

You are invited to walk through the special exhibition, “Frenemies: Friend of Today, Enemy of Tomorrow,” on display in the Lower Gallery.