Marshall, Arnold and the Creation of American Airpower

May 12, 2016

5:30 PM

Please join us for a special presentation on “Marshall, Arnold and the Creation of American Airpower” by Dr. Dik Daso.

A part of the George C. Marshall Legacy Series sequence on Speed and Fury
Thursday, May 12, 2016
5:30 PM with reception to follow

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

Reservations required by calling Leigh McFaddin at 540-463-7103, ext. 138 or by email to Members will be admitted free; non-members will pay $15 at the door.

You are invited to see the special exhibition, “From Machine to Man,” that will be on display in the Lower Gallery through August.

About Dik Daso

Dik Daso is an Air Force Academy graduate and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of South Carolina. He is a retired US Air Force fighter pilot and he also served as the curator of Modern Military Aircraft at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum for ten years. Dik currently teaches 20th century American history at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Dik has written several books and articles focused on aviation technology and biography including Hap Arnold and the Evolution of American Airpower, which was awarded the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics History Manuscript Award in 2001, Doolittle: Aerospace Visionary, and U.S. Air Force: A Complete History. Dik has appeared in programs featured on the History Channel, National Geographic HD, and Smithsonian HD Networks.