The Samuel V. Wilson Archive is now complete and open for visitors on the fourth floor of Bortz Library.
Support Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School memorialized its headquarters building at Fort Bragg, NC, with the naming of Wilson Hall and an installation of the building’s sign. Lt. General Samuel V. Wilson served for 37 years, contributing a lifetime of work to Army Special Operations, the Department of Defense, and the nation. Wilson Hall is the nerve center for logistics, supporting all training that occurs within the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, including training for the Army Special Forces, Psychological Operations, and Civil Affairs qualifications courses. Subordinate battalion elements manage various human resources functions, the Special Operations Command’s Joint Armament Facility, and a Security Force Assistance Foreign Weapons course. The building serves as a battalion headquarters and houses staff elements and an operations center.
Special thanks to Col. Galen Huss ’00 for serving as a link between the College, the Wilson archive, and decision makers at Fort Bragg. His determination made this honor a reality. It is also important to thank two other very special groups of people. First, the donors who supported the building of the Wilson archive deserve our deepest appreciation. Col. Huss and others at Fort Bragg were able to complete this project only because the requisite information about the life and service of General Sam was organized and available as part of the archive. This honor would not have been possible without the generosity and leadership of the Wilson archival supporters—thank you. Finally, Archival and Digital Projects Librarian Sarah Almond and Director of Bortz Library Shaunna Hunter deserve special recognition because of their fantastic efforts stewarding the archive and willingness to support this special initiative.
This collective good work is just one more way that General Sam’s incredible and remarkable life of service continues to inform and inspire the future leaders of our republic. All are welcome to visit the archive in person or access the contents online!