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Dr. Ronald B. Hartzer

Dr. Ronald B. Hartzer recently retired after a 31-year career as a Historian for the United States Air Force. His last assignment was as the Historian, Headquarters, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.  Dr. Hartzer also served as the historian for the Air Force civil engineering career field.  He was responsible for documenting significant activities; maintaining an extensive repository of material; performing research and analysis for use in planning, policy formation, decision making and professional development; and researching and publishing studies, briefings and articles on historical subjects of importance to Air Force civil engineering

Dr. Hartzer is also an author of numerous books and publications. His articles have been published in The Military Engineer magazine, Airpower Journal, the Army Corps of Engineer’s Engineer magazine, Air Power History magazine, The Public Historian journal and Air Scoop magazine.  He is also a regular contributor to The Air Force Civil Engineer magazine.

Dr. Hartzer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Oral Roberts University as well as his Master of Arts degree in history from Indiana University and his Doctorate of Philosophy  in history from Indiana University.