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military historian , university professor

Allan Reed Millett, American history educator, author. Fulbright distinguished lecturer, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Republic of Korea, 1991.


Allan R. Millett is the son of John D. Millett, who served as the President of Miami University in Ohio, and his wife Catherine.


Bachelor, DePauw University, 1959. Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1966.


He has two brothers. He served as a colonel in the U.S. He is a past president of the Marine Corps Officer Association. He served for 37 years in the history department at Ohio State University. He currently holds the Stephen E. Ambrose Professorship at the University of New Orleans and is also the director of the university’s Eisenhower Center for American Studies.

He has participated in various documentary productions as an expert, including Hold at All Costs: The Story of the Battle of Outpost Harry (2010) and an episode of Greatest Tank Battles (2011).


  • In 2004, Millett was named the recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History. He received the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in 2008. Millett has been a Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Professor in Korea and a senior fellow of the Korea Foundation. From the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, he has received both the Wallace M. Greene and O.P. Smith awards. During his career, Millett had directed over fifty doctoral dissertations.

    The Society for Military History named its research fellowship award for doctoral students in Millet's honor, The Allan R. Millett Dissertation Research Fellowship Award.



Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.


The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.


Colonel United States Marine Corps Reserve, since 1959. Fellow International Institute Strategic Studies, Council Foreign Relations. Member Society Military History (president 1984-1988), Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association (president 1987-1988), Marine Corps History Foundation (trustee 1980-1988).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Civil War reenactor, athlete, hunter.


Married Sarah J. Tyler, April 15, 1960 (divorced 1976). Children: Michael John, Douglas Tyler. Married Martha E. Farley, May 24, 1980.

1 child, Eve Noelle Farley M.

John David Millett

Catherine (Letsinger) Millett

Sarah J. Tyler

Martha E. Farley

Michael John Millett

Douglas Tyler Millett

Eve Noelle Farley M. Millett