FORT CAMPBELL, KY. – The Fort Campbell Historical Foundation has named Jonathan B. Hunter, retired colonel, as operations director. Hunter, who brings to the foundation over 41 years of leadership experience as an Army Officer and Department of Army Civilian, will manage daily foundation operations related to the building of the Tennessee Wings of Liberty Museum with its goal to educate, honor and inspire. 

“Having served over 13 years as a Soldier and Army Civilian at Fort Campbell, I am passionate about preserving the legacy of the Soldiers and Units assigned there. The Tennessee Wings of Liberty Museum will be a world-class destination, and I am incredibly proud to join the team of exceptional military leaders working to fulfill this dream championed by so many.”  

With more than five years of Garrison Command experience, Hunter has worked at all levels of Army installation management and was recognized for his implementation of cost management initiatives and innovative public private partnerships. He then served six years as the civilian Deputy Garrison Commander at Fort Campbell and during his tenure, Fort Campbell was twice selected as best Installation in the Army. 

Leading the Foundation as its president and CEO is Retired Lieutenant General Michael Oates and Retired Major General Brian Winski, who is the Foundation’s executive director. 

“We are pleased that Colonel Jonathan Hunter will manage the Foundation’s daily operations using his years of operations expertise,” Oates said. “He is a leader and a welcome addition to the team.”

A graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, Hunter brings extensive experience in municipal services, project management, facility management, workforce development and strategic planning. Hunter will manage the day-to-day Fort Campbell Historical Foundation operations as well as provide full-time, onsite support to the Executive Director and Board of Trustees.  

“While the Foundation continues to advance The Tennessee Wings of Liberty Museum, Colonel Hunter will play a critical role in facilitating logistics and maximizing opportunities to promote the Foundation,” Winski said. “His experience and knowledge of Fort Campbell and the local community will be critical as we move forward.”

Astride the Kentucky-Tennessee border, Fort Campbell is home to the largest concentration of Army aviation in the country, including the 101st Airborne Division, the 5th Special Forces Group and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. Since 1992, the Fort Campbell Historical Foundation has worked to honor the courage and sacrifice of soldiers who call the base home. The Tennessee Wings of Liberty Museum will provide an immersive educational experience impressing on future generations the importance of public service and inspiring others to give back.