John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum
One of sixty-four museums operated by the United States Army, this museum includes exhibits related to the origins and history of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations, and predecessor organizations from the colonial period to the present. The museum is open to the public.
Backstory and Context
The JFK Special Warfare Museum, like other U.S. Army Center for Military history museums, is where new soldiers and others who are able to come onto this military installation can learn about the soldiers and organizations of the past. Exhibits highlight World War I, the First Special Service Force, the Office of Strategic Service, Detachment 101 in World War II, the Korean conflict, Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The role special forces have played in peacetime is explored as well.