Vossler is a Vietnam and Cold War veteran, lifelong military historian, and favorite Gettysburg National Military Park author and tour guide
From the US Army Cadet Command, pictured are “Tom” and wife Barbara with his service photo
Fort Knox, Ky. – During the Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, U.S. Army Cadet Command inducted 25 new members into the ROTC Hall of Fame Oct. 9, 2023, for their contributions to the organization and the Army. One of these new inductees, Col. (Ret.) William Vossler, is a native of Wellsville, Ny., and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Military College, now known as Wiedner University. Vossler has served in and out of uniform for more than 50 years.
Commissioning in 1968 as an Infantry officer, Vossler served as a platoon leader in Vietnam and a company commander at Fort Lewis before returning to Cadet Command as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His last assignment in uniform was as the Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute and teaching faculty member of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, Penn., in the disciplines of military history, military leadership, and strategy.
After 30 years of Army service, Vossler retired December 1, 1998, and began working as a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg, where he is also the owner and operator of Mountain View Farm. Vossler has been a frequent lecturer on American Civil War and Second World War history, making numerous appearances on television with the History Channel and C-Span.
Vossler also works with 2nd Brigade Army ROTC’s staff ride program and continues to mentor and educate the next generation of Army leaders.
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About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame
The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.
The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.