Important Announcement

We would like to thank our loyal fellow members of the Nike Historical Society for your continued support over the years. We will be closing the Society, including the store, as of March 31, 2024. We have acquired a large repository of Nike technical information. The web site will continue to be available. It has been our pleasure to keep the legacy of the Nike missile's contribution of the successful conclusion to the Cold War.

the Board of Directors
Nike Historical Society


LtG C.J. LeVan

I thought this may be of interest to ol' Air Defenders.

During the 26th Annual Field Artillery OCS reunion May 7, 2010, at Ft Sill, OK. LTG C J LeVan was inducted into the Artillery Hall of Fame.

LTG LeVan was the principal creator of most Air Defense doctrine and operations. His concepts and oversight are what led to the Tactical Evaluation (Tac-Eval) system throughout the ADA community. The Ft Bliss ADA school and units have all but completely moved to Ft Sill, OK. The combined arms branches (FA & ADA) are under a concept called the US Army Fires Center of Excellence. Ft Sill now conducts Basic Combat & Advanced Individual Training. In addition it is the training center for all Field Artillery and (under completion) Air Defense including officer Advanced Courses.

Al Harvard
Maj USA, ret.
LtG C.J. Levan