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New leader coming to Gettysburg National Military Park

Steven Sims, superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

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Steven Sims, superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

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Steven Sims, superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.

(Gettysburg) — Gettysburg National Military Park is getting a new permanent leader.

Steven Sims will begin his new assignment as superintendent in late January. He is currently filling that role at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Sims is a West Point graduate and former military officer. As Valley Forge superintendent, he led the park through a $14 million visitor center renovation and the production of five new park orientation films.

“As a former Army Officer, I feel a deep responsibility to care for the hallowed grounds of Gettysburg, moreover, honoring the legacy of one of the most notable military generals and presidents of our nation is a privilege,” Sims said. “I look forward to serving these parks and our neighbors in this new role.”

Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site have been without a long-term head for more than two years.

Former superintendent Ed Clark was accused in a 2018 inspector general’s report of improperly accepting free trips from the foundation that runs the park’s visitor’s center.

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