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Fred Wieners


A college professor from Maine, who becomes a famous Union regimental commander fighting on some high ground at Gettysburg, predicted that “men and women from afar . . . heart-drawn to see where and by whom great things were suffered and done for them shall come to this deathless field to ponder and dream.” Together we will “ponder and dream” and learn many timeless leadership lessons.

Fred is an accomplished military leader, instructor and educator with a passion to ‘make a difference.’ He is a seasoned facilitator with 25 years of active experiential learning practice in bringing Gettysburg stories to life in a meaningful, memorable and motivating way. 

Additional Background

  • 30-year career as an Air Force officer leading combat flying units, Pentagon staff and university educational programs
  • BA degree in international relations and MA degrees in personnel management and national security strategy
  • Served as the first commander of the Air Force Weapons School (‘Top Gun’) B-1 division
  • Held the National War College Department of Military Strategy and Operations chair
  • Commanded a university Reserve Officer Training Corps officer development program
  • Former adjunct professor and deputy director of the National Security Studies course at Syracuse University
  • Led the preliminary analysis of ‘lessons learned’ for the Air Force operations in Afghanistan
  • Directs the Air Force leadership development efforts for new cyber warriors and leaders
  • Instructs in the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program
  • Facilitates numerous leadership development programs for military, government and corporate groups as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg National Military Park


Our faculty is made up of instructors and guides, many of whom are licensed battlefield guides. Instructors and guides are chosen for each session based upon the identified goals of the group.

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