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Military Science and Leadership


Jack W. Thacker, Jr.

Professor of History

Western Kentucky University

Professor of History, Western Kentucky University
1964 to present

Taught Military History to ROTC Cadets
1972 to present

Conducts annual Cadet staff ride to
Chickamauga National Battlefield

Visiting Professor, U.S. Military Academy
West Point, New York, 1982


“Dwight David Eisenhower,” American Portraits

“Charles DeGualle and Modern France,” , 1993

Makers of Modern Europe

“Samuel Plimsoll: The Angry Reformer,” 1972 , 1987

“The Gray-Cambon Letters,” 1970

“Cementing the Entente, the Balmoral Conversions,” 1968

Written over 1600 abstracts of articles in numerous publications

BA, Georgia State University
MA/Ph.D., University of South Carolina

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