UB Sociologist Named to Battle Monuments Commission

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: October 24, 1994 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Brenda L. Moore, assistant professor of sociology at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed to the American Battle Monuments Commission by President Clinton.

The commission commemorates the sacrifices and achievements of the U.S. armed forces by establishing memorial shrines in the U.S. and places outside the U.S. where the military has served since 1917.

It also designs, constructs, administers and maintains permanent U.S. burial grounds in foreign countries; controls the design and construction on foreign soil of U.S. military memorials, monuments and markers by other U.S. groups or citizens, both public and private, and encourages other public agencies, organizations and private individuals to maintain adequately the markers, monuments and memorials erected by them on foreign soil.

Next month, commission members will travel to Rome, Normandy and Paris to participate in D-Day commemorations.

A U.S. Army veteran and UB faculty member since 1988, Moore is a military sociologist specializing in the study of women and minorities in the military. Among her publications are the widely cited articles, "African American Women in the U.S. Military" in Armed Forces and Society, and "Serving with a Dual Mission: "African American Women Who Served Overseas During World War II" in The National Journal of Sociology.

This summer, Moore will participate in a 10-week faculty program at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute at Patrick Air Force Base in Cocoa Beach, Fla., where she will conduct research on the impact of military downsizing on women and minorities.

She has organized and chaired sessions, and presented scholarly papers at such meetings as the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and the National Women Veterans' Training Conference.

Moore received master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago.

An Amherst resident, she is the daughter of Hester and the late Albert Moore of Huntington, N.Y.