Training Attended

SMH Annual Meeting

Training Date

Summer 3-24-2023

Training Location

San Diego, California

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 4-8-2023


Financed by Title III funds, I attended the Society for Military History (SMH) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. The conference took place from March 23-25 2023. The Society for Military History was established in 1933 and is the preeminent professional organization for military historians in the United States. The SMH is devoted to stimulating and advancing the study of military history and counts more than 2,700 members from academia and the armed forces.

During the conference, I presented an original research paper entitled “A Soldier Can Owe Allegiance to but One Flag: Political Polarization and Military Service in Puerto Rico, 1920-1930s." In it, I argue that U.S. efforts to export Progressive reforms to Puerto Rico via the professionalization of colonial units failed to reform the island's political culture in the first decades of the twentieth century.



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