The US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum Association is a non-profit organization. It was established to provide an opportunity for all people, military and civilian, to create and maintain a memorial or memorials of and aid in the preservation of history and traditions of Special Warfare units, past and present. The Association is organized exclusively for historical, charitable, and educational purposes. It qualifies as a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or the corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law.
Membership in the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum Association is voluntary and open to all military and civilians who have an interest in furthering the objectives of the Association. Membership other than honorary is acquired through voluntary contributions to the association.
Membership categories are as follows: Annual Members, Life Members, Life Contributors, and Honorary Members, In addition there are several categories of Donors: Century Club Members, Benefactors, Patrons, Leadership Members, Honor Members, Distinguished Donors, Pacesetters, and Special Donors. These levels of donations also apply to corporate donors.
The Association is administered by volunteers consisting of an Executive Board (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, and Assistant Treasurer). The Executive Board serves for a two year term, and is appointed by a fifteen-member Advisory Council that is elected for a three year term by the General Membership. Their function is to appoint, assist, and advise the Executive Board.
About the Gift Shop
The Gift Shop is operated by a Gift Shop Manager, with a small staff and, works with the Museum Association Secretary and treasurer. The Gift Shop's purpose is to support the US Army JFK Special Warfare Museum while providing various souvenirs throughout the Special Operations Community. The Gift Shop operates as a non-profit organization.
About the Museum
The US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum, one of the 64 US Army museums in the country, has the mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret significant historical property in support of the proponencies, training and educational mission of the US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, making it the regimental museum for the U.S. Army Special Forces, Civil Affairs and MILITARY INFORMATION SUPPORT OPERATIONS (MISO) (formerly Psychological Operations branches including predecessor organizations from the American colonial period to the present. This purpose is enhanced through its use as a training tool for all newly indoctrinated Special Operations soldiers, during their qualification training, enabling them to see and hear the long heritage of the men and organizations who preceded them. Exhibits begin with World War I and include displays on the First Special Service Force, the Office of Strategic Service (OSS) and Detachment 101 in World War II, the Korean Conflict, to as well as modern actions in "Desert Storm,” and the current Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. In this capacity the museum is recognized as the CIVIL AFFAIRS, MILITARY INFORMATION SUPPORT OPERATIONS (MISO) (formerly PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS), and SPECIAL FORCES, BRANCH MUSEUM. It also serves to illustrate the unique and specialized part played by all aspects of the Army Special Operations community both in conflict and during crucial roles in peacetime, The museum has also proven itself to be a valuable RECRUITING catalyst. The Museum is managed by a Director (Roxanne Merritt) under the auspices of The US Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. It is housed in the one-story Colonel Arthur D. "Bull" Simons Hall, a one story structure located on the corner of Ardennes and Marion Streets at Fort Bragg NC.