St. Louis, MO 63108
Speaker:Florian L. Waitl,Command Historian, U.S. Army Engineer School, Ft. Leonard Wood
Presentation:History of the SAME St. Louis Post and Its Founders.
The SAME St. Louis Post was founded in 1920 after World War I. The founding members were part of the 12th Engineers Regiment during World War I. An article, "The Twelfth Engineers' Reunion", was published in "The Journal of the Associated Engineering Societies of St. Louis" in July 1922. The article was written by the 1920 Assistant Treasurer of the St. Louis Post. Additional founding members mentioned in the article include: Col. Laird, Lt. Col. Jonah (VP), and Major Skelly (Treasurer). The presentation will provide insight on our founding members.
Speaker Bio:Florian L. Waitl is the Command Historian at the U.S. Army Engineer School (USAES) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He received his Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University and has an extensive background in military history, leadership development, team building, and lessons learned programs. As a member of the Commandant's special staff, he provides advice concerning historical matters affecting the Engineer Regiment and the USAES. He serves as a subject-matter expert for the development of military history courses and serves as an adjunct faculty member for military history, focusing on historical methodology, the use of history in the decision-making process, leadership development, and the history of the Engineer Regiment. He served both as an enlisted and an officer in the US military and deployed as an Army Civilian on two different occasions to Afghanistan. He facilitated leadership seminars at dozens of universities and at various prestigious military leadership institutions such as the US Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), the US Army Engineer School, the British Land Warfare Centre, and for the German Führungsakademie der Bundeswehr. He wrote and edited "Into the Breach- Historical Case Studies of Mobility Operations in Large-Scale Combat Operations (LSCO)" which is part of the greater LSCO book set published by Army University Press in Fort Leavenworth, KS in 2018. He is published in several other Army and military history publications around the world.