Frank A. Blazich, Jr., PhD
Frank A. Blazich, Jr., PhD is a Curator of Modern Military History for the Division of Armed Forces History at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History. He is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, and specializes in the American military experience in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he holds a doctorate in modern American history from The Ohio State University. Following his doctoral studies, Blazich served as the historian at the U.S. Navy Seabee Museum in Port Hueneme, California before moving to Washington, DC to serve as a historian in the History and Archives Division of Naval History and Heritage Command. In January 2017, he assumed his current position as curator of modern military history at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History.