Maryland Military Historical Society

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Officers

BG (Ret) Peter G. Hinz

President

At the June 2017 Board of Directors meeting Director Pete Hinz was unanimously elected as President of the MDMHS succeeding Lieutenant General (ret.) H. Steven Blum whose leadership and vision during his service as President saw substantial growth in both the Maryland Museum of Military History and the contributions of the MDMHS.

Brigadier General (Ret) Peter (Pete) Hinz began his military career in 1971 with an enlistment in the United States Army, which included assignment to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, as a Courier Specialist for the Armed Forces Courier Service. In 1978, he enlisted in the 121st Engineer Battalion (Combat) in the Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG). After graduating from OCS in 1979, he served in the 121st Engineer Battalion until 2002, which included assignments as S-4 Company Commander, S-3 Executive Officer, and Battalion Commander. He served as the S-2/3 for the Division Support Command, 29th Infantry Division (Light) from 2003 to 2004. He also served as the Director of Facilities for the Maryland Army National Guard from 2004 through 2005. General Hinz commanded the 58th Troop Command from 2005 through 2008 and later served as Deputy Commanding General (Support) of the 29th Infantry Division. The culmination of General Hinz’s career was his selection as the Assistant Adjutant General - Army for the Maryland National Guard and as the Maryland Army National Guard Commander, in which he served from 2010 through 2013.

Brigadier General (Ret) Peter (Pete) Hinz began his military career in 1971 with an enlistment in the United States Army, which included assignment to the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, as a Courier Specialist for the Armed Forces Courier Service. In 1978, he enlisted in the 121st Engineer Battalion (Combat) in the Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG). After graduating from OCS in 1979, he served in the 121st Engineer Battalion until 2002, which included assignments as S-4 Company Commander, S-3 Executive Officer, and Battalion Commander. He served as the S-2/3 for the Division Support Command, 29th Infantry Division (Light) from 2003 to 2004. He also served as the Director of Facilities for the Maryland Army National Guard from 2004 through 2005. General Hinz commanded the 58th Troop Command from 2005 through 2008 and later served as Deputy Commanding General (Support) of the 29th Infantry Division. The culmination of General Hinz’s career was his selection as the Assistant Adjutant General - Army for the Maryland National Guard and as the Maryland Army National Guard Commander, in which he served from 2010 through 2013.

 

General Hinz is a graduate of the Army War College, the Army Command and General Staff College, Engineer Officer Advanced and Basic Courses, Dual Status/Joint Task Force Commander Training Course, Senior Transportation Officer Course, and Multi-Functional Combat Service Support Course. He holds Masters Degrees in Strategic Studies and in Management and a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature.

 

While serving in the MDARNG, he began his federal career as an exhibits specialist for the U.S. Pavilion in the 1982 World’s Fair and as the Administrative Officer for the U.S. Pavilion in the 1984 World’s Fair. He retired with twenty-nine years of federal service as a management/program analyst and a senior information technology specialist with the Departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, and Justice.

 

His civilian and military affiliations include the Army Engineer Association, Association of the United States Army, National Guard Association of the United States, the National Guard Association of Maryland, the Maryland Military Historical Society, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Military Officers Association of America, the 29th Division Association, and the 121st Engineer Battalion Association.

 

General Hinz's decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, the Maryland Distinguished Service Cross and Meritorious Service Medal, the Virginia Bronze Star, and Silver and Bronze de Fleury Engineer Regimental Medals.

Frank A. Armiger

Vice President

In June 2017, the MDMHS Board of Directors unanimously elected Frank Armiger as Vice President. Mr. Armiger also serves as the Editor of the MDMHS quarterly newsletter, The Maryland Line.

A native of Maryland, Mr. Armiger has long been active in military historical groups in the Baltimore area. In the 1960’s Curtis B. Vickery introduced him to the Baltimore Round Table of Military History when it was the original Baltimore Civil War Roundtable. He served for over 20 years as the Vice President of the Roundtable and has been a guest speaker on many occasions. When Mr. Vickery died in late 2010, Mr. Armiger assumed the role of President working closely with Joe Balkoski and Bob Mullauer to plan and lead the Roundtable speakers’ series. The Round Table soon became a part of the MDMHS and was renamed the Curtis B. Vickery Round Table of Military History in 2011.

Mr. Armiger is also an active in veterans’ groups. He is currently the Executive Director of Post 110 of the 29th Division Association and also serves as the Assistant Editor of the Association’s newsletter, The Twenty-Niner. He is a member of the 106th Division Association, the Maryland/DC Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of the Bulge Association.

He has provided numerous talks on US military history to a number of local groups and associations, including the Baltimore Civil War Round Table, the Baltimore County Historical Society and the Battle of the Bulge Association. His special area of interest is the US Civil War, concentrating on the Battles of Gettysburg and Antietam.

Mr. Armiger retired in 2017 after serving for over 45 years as a manager and consultant in the fields of information technology, strategic planning and health care. The last 17 years of his career, Mr. Armiger managed a team of clinicians, data analysts and investigators under a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ferret out fraud, waste and abuse in both of these important benefit programs.

Mr. Armiger, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University, currently lives with his wife, Susan, in Timonium, MD. He has a son, Jason, who lives in Parkland, FL and a daughter, Anne, who lives in Atlanta, GA and two grandchildren.

Edward T. Tolzman, Jr

Treasurer

Ed Tolzman has served as MDMHS Treasurer since the Board of Directors duly elected him in 2012.

 

Mr. Tolzman is a native of the Baltimore area, growing up in the western suburb of Catonsville and returning to that area later in life where he currently resides. His experience with the military began when he attended Randolph Macon Military Academy in Front Royal, VA. Upon graduation, Mr. Tolzman joined the Maryland National Guard and served for eight years with the 110th Field Artillery headquartered at the Pikesville Military Reservation. He was honorably discharged at the rank of E-8. His interested in Maryland Military history took seed as he served in the MNG.

 

At the same time Mr. Tolzman attended the Baltimore Business College learning about financial management. He spent 35 years working for his family’s company serving as Treasurer and President. He capped his business career serving for ten years as the Comptroller for a York, PA-area company that specialized in transit vehicle air conditioning systems.

 

Mr. Tolzman has been a long time active member of the 29th Division Association where he has served as Treasurer for the Maryland Region and Post 1 – 72. He is currently a member of the Larkspur Post 110.

James McCabe

Treasurer

Bio coming soon

Board Members

Directors

COL (MDDF) Thomas C. Beach, III

COL J. Brian Becker (Ret)

BG William C. Bilo (Ret

LTC Charles Blomquist

LTC Joseph “Bill” Bullock (Ret)

CW5 (MD) Ivan V. Dooley (Ret

Mr. William L. Evans

Mr. Alexander Falbo-Wild, Museum Archivist

Mr. David Ginsburg

SSG David Glenn (Ret)

LTC (MD) George E. Linthicum, III (Ret)

COL Charles Kohler

1LT Mary Lyons, Museum Director

MAJ Houston Matney (VC)

LTC Robert McCabe

LTC Kerry M. McIntyre (Ret)

Mr. Robert Mullauer

Mr. William S. Mund, Jr.

SFC Daniel Pyle (Ret)

Ms. Anita D. Stewart-Hammerer

COL Drew P. Sullins

Ms. Barbara Taylor, Museum Curator

BG (MD) M. Hall Worthington (Ret)

BG (MD) Joseph Zang (Ret)

Ex-Officio Directors

COL Milton P. Davis (Ret), Maryland Estonia Exchange Council

BG (MD) J. Donald Haynes (Ret), Honorary COL 110 FA Regt

Dr. Glenn T. Johnston, Stevenson University

COL (MDDF) George S. Rich, Past President

COL Robert E. Wisch (VC) Commander, Veteran Corps

 

Honorary Life Members

MG James A. Adkins, Former Adjutant General

LTG H. Steven Blum (Ret), President Emeritus

BG Edmond B. Nolley (Ret), Past President

MG Linda Singh, Former Adjutant General

BG Warner I. Sumpter (Ret)

MG Bruce F. Tuxhill (Ret), Former Adjutant General