Silvano A. Wueschner 
Curriculum Vita

Air University, Maxwell AFB, Al.

Office of History

Historian

 

Adjunct Professor

Auburn University Montgomery

Director Aerospace Education , (Lt. Col) CAP,  Alabama Wing
 


e-mail: silvano@wueschner.org

swueschner@gmail.com


Education

Ph.D. University of Iowa
M.A. Truman State University
M.A. Pepperdine University
B.A.  Pepperdine University

Honors

1989 Hoover Scholar and U.S. Senator (Ret.) Roman Hruska Fellow
1990 Hoover Scholar and U.S. Senator (Ret.) Roman Hruska Fellow
1994 Hoover Scholar and Robert R. McCormick Chicago Tribune Foundation Fellow
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Publication

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

History is the record of past events and is important to the future of a society. History affects what we do on a daily basis.  Some may say the lack of knowledge of how and what happened in the past can be the reason history repeats itself - or should one say patterns and behaviors repeat themselves.

 

                                                           

·         Ramstein and the three Chennault connections

by Dr. Silvano A. Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing historian

July 27, 2012

Claire Chennault is one of those larger than life characters who emerges
from the annals of Air Force history. He may not have served with the
86th but there is an enduring connection from the inveterate daredevil
pilot and founder of the Air Corps Aerial acrobatics team the Flying
Trapeze.

              
 

·        July: A month of great significance

 

July 13, 2012

by Dr. Silvano A. Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing historian

The very mention of July conjures up images of family picnics, fireworks
and community celebrations to honor the Declaration of Independence on
July 4, 1776. Yet, for the 86th Airlift Wing, the month also holds
significance.


                  

·        War and peace: A historical perspective

by Dr. Silvano Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing historian

June 15, 2012

In November 1989 when the Berlin Wall and the Warsaw Pact came crashing
down, many people expected a peace dividend. I was reminded of that
yearning for peace some years ago when I conducted a seminar for young
Airmen at Balad.
 

·     From Cold War to Desert Storm: Ramstein and the 86th Tactical Fighter Wing

by Dr. Silvano Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing Historian

May 3, 2012

In 1989, the world watched with fascination as one country after another
in Eastern Europe began to throw off the shackles of communism. On Nov.
9, 1989, the Berlin Wall started to come down amid cheers and
spontaneous celebrations.

·   The history of Ramstein Air Base

by Dr. Silvano A. Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing historian

March 16, 2012  

 

·        Airlift reaches 70 year anniversary

by Airman 1st Class Trevor Rhynes
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Today, the 86th Airlift Wing hits its 70 year mark at Ramstein.

January 13, 2012

 

·     75th Anniversary: Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941

 

by Dr. Silvano Wueschner

Air University Office of History

December 6, 2016
 

·        Maxwell and the Advent of High Altitude Bombing in Europe during World War II

 

by Dr. Silvano Wueschner

Air University Office of History

August 18, 2017
 

 

Book Reviews

 

Papers/Panels

·  2000 Bradley University Prague-Berlin Seminar (June 26 - July 8) conducted at the Prague University of Economics and Europäische Akademie Berlin. (participated as commentator)

·    “Economic Pragmatism: the Iowa Amish and the vision of communal coherence in late 20th century America” Economic Business Historical Society, Albany, New York, April 26 – 28, 2001.

·    2001 Economic & Business Historical Society Annual Conference, April 26 - 28, San Diego Commentator/Chair - Session: "Where do Banks Come From? What Do Banks Do? 

·    2001 “Economic Pragmatism: the Iowa Amish and the vision of communal coherence in late 20th century America” Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

·    Phi Alpha Theta, Biennial Conference, San Antonio, Texas December 27 -30, 2001, Commentator, Session: Modern Europe.

·    “Opening the Door of Opportunity: Herbert Hoover, Minorities and the question of economic and social advance, 1925 – 1933.” Economic & Business Historical Society Annual Conference, April 27-29, 2002, Chicago 

·    Panelist, Herbert Hoover Symposium XIV, George Fox University, October 25, 2003, “Interpretations on the Causes of the Great Depression.”

·   Commentator, Session: “Early Developments in Stocks and Shareholder Liability,” Economic & Business Historical Society Annual Conference, April 2004 Anaheim, California 

·         “Lister Hill: The economic impact of interwar military spending on the greater Maxwell Community, 1925-1935,” Economic & Business Historical Society Annual Conference, April 17-19, Montgomery, 2008.

Special Projects

 

AU Special Projects

 

 

Media

Awards

 

·  Certificate of Appreciation 2010 (321 AEW Baghdad)

·  Global War on Terror Medal (Iraq)

·  NATO Medal 2013 (451 AEW Kandahar)

·  Exemplary Civilian Service Medal 2013 (451 AEW Kandahar)

·  AFCENT Outstanding History Award AEF 1/2 2014

·  USAF Excellence in Contingency History Award 2014

Membership

·       Economic Business Historical Society (Past President 2007 - 2008)

·       Phi Alpha Theta (Faculty Advisor – University of Iowa, 1992 – 1995

·       Organization of American Historians

·       American Historical Association

·       Wapello County Historical Society

Academic/Community Activities

 


 

 

Military Education

 

USMC DI School

USMC Staff NCO Academy

USMC Basic School

USAF Historian Development School

USAF Squadron Officer School    Maxwell AFB          2005

Air Power History Seminar,      Washington DC            2005

Corporate Leadership Course,   Civil Air Patrol            2006

AEF Pre-Deployment Training, Maxwell AFB              2006/2009

Unit Commanders Course,        Civil Air Patrol             2007

Leadership Potential Seminar,  Office of  Personnel Management (Shepherdstown WV), August 2007

Aerospace Officer School Pensacola, Fla 2008/09/10