The purpose of The Military History Foundation is to advance to field of academic military history by:
educating the academic community concerning the field and dispelling outmoded negative stereotypes;
promoting the study of military history in colleges and universities by equipping historians in other fields to teach military history and to understand how military history can be integrated into their existing specializations;
fostering greater intellectual exchange between military history and other fields;
increasing the number of dissertation fellowships, post-doctoral fellowships, and faculty positions in military history, creating a synergy that advances the intellectual achievements of the field;
engaging with a wider public to help them use military history as a tool for better understanding issues of war and peace in general, and U.S. national security policy specifically.