Army Officer Portrait

CPT Nicholas Hurley



CPT Nicholas Hurley is the U.S. Army Center of Military History’s 2023 Scholar in Residence. He enlisted in the Army National Guard in 2010 and commissioned as a Field Artillery officer in 2013 through ROTC at the University of Connecticut. Nick was subsequently assigned to 1-103rd Field Artillery Regiment of the Rhode Island Army National Guard and served in a variety of assignments at the battery and battalion level before commanding A/1-103rd from March 2020-November 2022. He is a graduate of the Army’s Air Assault and Mountain Warfare schools as well as the Sling Load Inspector Certification Course and the FA Captains Career Course.

Nick earned BA and MA degrees in History from the University of Connecticut and began his career in public history at UConn Archives & Special Collections in 2015. In 2019, he was named curator of the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, CT. Nick is married to Lauren and they have a rescue dog named Macey.

Publications & Presentations

Permanent Exhibition: The Tuskegee Airmen: Their Untold Stories, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT (June 2023)

Permanent Exhibition: New England Women in Aviation, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT (March 2022)

Permanent Exhibition: Freedom’s Defenders: The Kosciuszko Squadron, 1919-1946, New England Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT (November 2021)