Kevin Hymel

Kevin M. Hymel
Chief Historian

Kevin, a long time resident of Arlington, Virginia, currently resides near the U.S. Army Combat Studies Institute in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas where he works as a historian. He is also a battlefield tour guide for Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours where he leads an annual tour of General George S. Patton Jr.'s European battlefields.

Kevin is a frequent lecturer and has written or co-authored three books: Patton's Photographs: War as He Saw It (Potomac Books, Inc., 2006); Patton: Legendary World War II Commander. Coauthor with Martin Blumenson. Potomac Books, 2008; and A Living Treasure: Seasonal Photographs of Arlington National Cemetery. Text author. Potomac Books 2008.  

He has written more than 40 articles and 80 book reviews on military history and has appeared on the following television programs: Patton 360," "HistoryCENTER" and "History in Focus: Flags of Our Fathers" on The History Channel; Book TV on C-SPAN2; and "War Stories with Oliver North" on the Fox News Channel.

Education: B.A. (History), La Salle University; M.A., American History, Villanova University.

Michael Shevack

Michael Shevack
Creative Director, Board Member

Michael, of New Hope, Pennsylvania, is a CEO and executive coach. He became an award-winning Madison Avenue creative director who launched Gillette, The Best A Man Can Get in 120 countries. Michael is an ordained rabbi who works to help bring understanding to the world's faiths. His column on spirituality and business appeared in Success magazine. He is the author of five books, including his most recent, The Six Fix. A Simple, Spiritual Guide for Restoring America's Goodness.

Education: B.A. , City University of New York

Helen Patton - CEO/Chairman of the Board and Founder.

Helen, a native of Hamilton, Massachusetts who lives in Saarbrucken, Germany, is the granddaughter of General George S. Patton, Jr., the World War II General who played a critical role in the liberation of Europe, and the daughter of Major General George S. Patton, the decorated Vietnam war hero. She is the founder of The Patton Foundation in the United States and the Patton Stiftung Sustainable Trust in Saarbrucken, Germany.

She works tirelessly to help keep the memory of the WWII Generation alive as well as helping soldiers, veterans and their families. Underscoring her commitment to honor the service of those in the military, she has toured the world from the Arctic Circle to the Sinai Peninsula and along the former Iron Curtain.

Additionally, she creates and sponsors cultural events that help bring healing and understanding to warring peoples and nations. Among her proudest recognitions is a special citation she received from the U.S.- based Chapel of Four Chaplains, which recognizes "persons who have rendered service to humanity without regard to race, religion or creed. Helen also received the St. Maurice Medal granted by the National Infantry Association for her years of service to soldiers and veterans.

Helen is the mother of two children and a performing arts professional of long standing as a writer, singer, actress, producer and director. Her experience in stage, television and film includes credits in the United States, the UK and Europe. She is currently producing the movie "Georgie" (the young George Patton) about her grandfather's exploits in World War I.

Education: B.F.A., Catholic University of America; M.F.A., Northwestern University (Chicago); Graduate studies, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London; Screenwriting degree, University of California at Los Angeles

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