President & CEO
To say that Brent Mullins is an avid collector of all things military would be an understatement. Brent has spent the last thirty years amassing the largest civilian-owned operational military equipment and technical manual library in the nation. He is known worldwide as a leading expert in historical US military hardware. His expertise in both military hardware and memorabilia has become highly sought after, providing appraisals for both private and museum military collections.
Brent, having participated as a reenactor and vendor in military events for more than 30 years, provides the overall vision and the direction for the Living History Weekend. His primary role, beside the physical site preparation, is the direction and supervision of the reenactment and military vehicle display. He developed and coordinates a program, The Armored Support Group, to train volunteers to maintain and safely operate the museum’s vehicle collection.
Secretary & Treasurer
Leisha is a professional educator, teaching senior level Biochemistry courses at Texas A&M University where she earned her PhD in Chemistry in 1989. Her curriculum vitae include numerous accolades and affiliations. She has authored and co-authored over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals. To honor the often overlooked women who served in the military, Leisha collects original military servicewomen uniforms. She has an impressive set of WAVES, WACS, Navy and Army Nurse, and USMCWR uniforms.
Besides being Secretary – Treasurer, Leisha has the overall responsibility for the development and supervision of the educational programs of the museum. She functions as the general event coordinator for the Living History Weekend. As Treasurer she obtains all insurance and coordinates all required legal documents. Leisha is responsible for all final site preparation, participant communication/registration/check in, vendor check in/setup, living history displays setup, parking/transportation, volunteer coordination, and site cleanup.
Stephen is a United States Navy, Vietnam veteran and an active member of the American Legion Post #0345, Austin, Texas and the Military Vehicle Preservation Association.
During his military service, Steve was trained as an engineman assigned to A-Gang aboard the USS Ault, DD698. He was responsible for maintaining and repairing diesel engines, steam turbines, high pressure air compressors, air conditioning and heating, auxiliary generators, machinery repair, and welding equipment. He was also attached to the damage control division during times of General Quarters and one of the two ship divers. His knowledge of such machinery is unsurpassed.
Steve has been a full time Licensed Texas Peace Officer for 39 years and has reached the highest possible rating, as a Licensed Master Police Officer. Steve is also state licensed by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officers Standards of Education as a Law Enforcement Instructor and a Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor. Steve is also a commercial truck driver and a heavy equipment and crane operator and is ASME certified 6G pressure vessel welder qualified in mig, tig, sub, and stick welding.
Mark earned his BS degree from Texas A&M in 1976 and his MS degree in 2002 from Boise State. He worked for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Division in Fort Worth for 25 years. Upon his retirement in 2011, he moved to College Station, Texas. Soon thereafter, he began volunteering at the museum. He initially performed small support tasks on the museum’s various vehicles, and became active in the museum’s Armored Support Group. Through his activities with the Armored Support Group, he participates directly in the annual reenactment in the Spring, as well as serves as a technical resource to other members of the group. During his association with the museum, Mark has become familiar with, and knowledgeable about, the museum’s various vehicles and weapons platforms. One of Mark’s main area of responsibility is to train and supervise the docent program for the museum as well as give personal guided tours to museum visitors.
Justin Ellison is an Information Technology professional and is currently the IT Manager for the Texas A&M University, Division of Student Affairs IT, Systems Team. He previously worked as a Systems Engineer for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. He has a B.S. in Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a proud member of the Fightin’ Class of ’01.
Justin has been on the museum Board of Directors since 2015, using his leadership and project management skills to further the mission of the museum. One of his primary duties is to function as the lead for the Armored Support Group (ASG), the museum’s living history volunteer program made up of Armor, Infantry and Artillery units. Justin began as a museum Armor crewman in 2012 where he gained WWII armored vehicle experience and moved up through the program’s ranks into leadership positions.