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Miranda Summers

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Last updated: May 30, 2023

Miranda Summers Lowe is a soldier, historian, and writer currently serving in the National Guard Bureau Office of the Legislative Liaison. As a civilian, she works as a military history curator for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She has deployed twice with the Army, serving as a supply sergeant and helicopter door gunner in Operation Iraqi Freedom and a public affairs officer in Combined Joint Task Force — Horn of Africa. Her other assignments include serving in the Army Congressional Fellowship in the office of Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ), as a speechwriter for the Director of the Army National Guard, and as a member of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Operation Enduring Freedom Study group. Her book co-author credits include Modern War in an Ancient Land: The United States Army in Afghanistan 2002-2014, Understanding the U.S. Military, and The United States Army in the COVID-19 Pandemic. She has authored articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Military Review, Task & Purpose, and War on the Rocks. She is the presiding trustee of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University, on the board of governors of the Army and Navy Club of DC, and the board of trustees for the Society for Military History. She has a bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary and master’s degrees from Brown University and The George Washington University. 

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