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Dr. Paul J. Scheips (1998)

Dr. Paul Scheips has dedicated his professional life (46 years) to documenting and preserving the U.S. Army Signal Regiment’s history. His contributions range from a two-volume biography of the corps’ founder, Albert J. Myer, to many books and articles covering regimental heraldry, lineage and honors, notable individuals and unit histories. He has donated 135 of his works to the Signal Center’s archives.

In addition to his professional writings, Dr. Scheips mentored and nurtured a second generation of Signal Corps historians in Dr. Carol Stokes, former Signal Center command historian, and Ms. Rebecca Raines at the Army’s Center of Military History. For more than 20 years Dr. Scheips encouraged, instructed and freely shared his immense knowledge of the Signal Corps with Dr. Stokes, Ms. Raines and others. As the designated branch historian, in 1984 Dr. Scheips guided Dr. Stokes through her early years as her office produced the corps’ first documented histories – including A Concise History of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Signal Corps Recipients of the Medal of Honor and The Signal Corps and the U.S. Army Regimental System. Ms. Raines, who is responsible for recording Signal Corps lineage and honors at the Center of Military History, benefited from Scheips’ selfless dedication to the Regiment when he made his manuscripts available to her to prepare her branch history, Getting the Message Through. In her preface Ms. Raines acknowledges "an enormous debt" to Dr. Scheips, "the dean of Signal Corps historians."

In retirement, Dr. Scheips continues to support the historical program. Frequently a guest lecturer at the Signal Center, Dr. Scheips has always been available to those seeking knowledge of the Signal Regiment.

Dr. Scheips’ credentials include degrees from Evansville College and the University of Chicago. He was awarded a doctorate at American University following acceptance of his dissertation, Albert James Myer, Founder of the Army Signal Corps. He is a fellow of the American Military Institute, listed in Directory of American Scholars and recipient of the Regiment’s Silver Order of Mercury. The Signal Regiment inducted Dr. Scheips as a Distinguished Member in 1998.

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Dr. Paul Scheips
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