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David Winkler


USN Commander (Retired), PhD, 

Naval Historical Foundation (Retired)

Historian & Author 

ECSAA Historical Symposium Moderator

David F. Winkler is the 2020–2021 Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Charles Lindbergh Fellow in Aerospace History following a year as the U.S. Naval Academy Class of 1957 Chair of Naval Heritage. Having served two decades as the Naval Historical Foundation staff historian, Winkler holds a PhD from American University, MA from Washington University, and BA from Penn State. He is a retired Navy commander, having served twenty-eight years on active duty and the reserves.

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