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Terry Fox


Stepping away from the classroom and setting foot on the hallowed historic ground on the Gettysburg battlefield is very emotional for each and every client. My background in both teaching history and battlefield guiding brings experience and insight to this process for our clients. We use the battle of Gettysburg to teach the leadership tactics and styles displayed by both Union and Confederate officers and then tie these lessons into present day leadership styles. The lessons learned on the battlefield are very relevant to today’s leaders.

As a sixth-generation resident of Gettysburg, the historic battlefield holds special meaning for field guide Terry Fox, and it’s no surprise that he is both a Battlefield Guide Emeritus of the Gettysburg National Military Park and was part of the team that designed the Gettysburg Leadership Experience (GLE). In fact, he’s spent his entire career teaching American History, with 26 of his 33 years of teaching spent in Gettysburg schools. Today, he brings his expertise to GLE participants, leading them out to the battlefield.

Additional Background

  • Adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University
  • Serves in the John Hopkins University Division of Public Safety, delivering leadership seminars for the U.S. Secret Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and Police Executive Leadership program
  • Former adjunct professor of Gettysburg College
  • Member of the Carnegie Foundation for teaching American History in America
  • Holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania


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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