Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

David Hanes, B.S.

David H. Hanes, B.S., is a lifelong Erie resident with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from Gannon University and advanced studies at the American Military University. In addition to his career at GE Transportation, David served 11 years in the U.S. Army Special Forces in both the enlisted and officer ranks, and was adjunct professor at Penn State Behrend in Statistical Quality Control for Engineers. David has spent many years in research and study of American military history and, combined with his interest in invention and manufacturing techniques, has acquired a historically significant firearms collection that depicts the advancement in technology and tactics through the 18th and 19th centuries. He is an active member in the Company of Military Historians, the Society for Military History, the American Society of Arms Collectors, and Mensa.