Full Name
Brigadier General Ty Seidule, U.S. Army (retired)
Business Title
Chamberlain Fellow and Visiting Professor of History
Hamilton College in Clinton, New York
Speaker Bio
Brigadier General Ty Seidule, U.S. Army (retired) is Professor Emeritus of History and former head of the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point where he served for two decades. Ty is the Chamberlain Fellow and Visiting Professor of History at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin appointed Ty to the Naming Commission tasked with redesignating Department of Defense assets which honor Confederates. He serves as the Commission’s Vice Chair. He also serves as a Presidential Advisor to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and is a New America Fellow.

Ty’s latest book Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause was published in January 2021. The Associated Press called it “an extraordinary and courageous book, a confessional of America’s great sins of slavery and racial oppression, a call to confront our wrongs, reject our mythologized racist past and resolve to create a just future for all.” Historian Ron Chernow wrote that in the book, "Ty Seidule scorches us with the truth and rivets us with his fierce sense of moral urgency."

Ty is the creator and co-editor with Clifford Rogers of the award winning West Point History of Warfare. With more than a million words, ten thousand interactive “widgets,” and a thousand new animated maps, it’s the largest enhanced digital book in any field. He co-edited the four volume West Point History of Warfare series published by Simon and Schuster, including histories of the Civil War, World War II, and the American Revolution. Each book won the Army Historical Foundation Award for Distinguished Writing.

A leader in digital and public history, he partnered with Apple and Google to create digital history initiatives including virtual and augmented reality apps, and Massive Open Online Courses. His short video, "Was the Civil War About Slavery" has 34 million views on social media, making it the most watched history lecture – in history. He partnered with Nike and West Point's athletic director to create Army football uniforms for the Army Navy game that used history to inspire cadets and link West Point to the army and the nation. The uniforms won multiple national awards.

Over the course of his 36-year army career, Ty served in command and staff positions all over the world. During the Cold War, he was a tank platoon leader in Germany. He commanded a cavalry troop in the 82nd Airborne Division during the first Gulf War, leading the division into Iraq. As a staff officer, he served as a crisis planner for NATO in Kosovo and Macedonia. Ty received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.
Brigadier General Ty Seidule, U.S. Army (retired)