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Jeremy Murphy has been selected as the new Chief Ranger for Gettysburg
NMP and Eisenhower NHS


 
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Jeremy Murphy has been selected to serve as the new Chief Ranger for
Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site,
the National Park Service announced today.  The Chief Ranger serves as
the senior law enforcement officer for Gettysburg and Eisenhower parks,
responsible for the planning, direction, and execution of programs
dealing with law enforcement and resource protection, emergency services
and safety. 


 “I’m excited to have the opportunity to be the Chief Ranger at
Gettysburg National Military Park, which was the first national park I
ever visited, having grown up about 10 minutes away,” said Jeremy
Murphy.  “When I worked on the Incident Management Team for
Gettysburg’s 150th anniversary events it opened my eyes to the
opportunities there.”


“We are delighted to have Jeremy Murphy join the team here at
Gettysburg NMP and Eisenhower NHS,” said Ed W. Clark,
superintendent.  “His job experience, skills and leadership will be a
great asset to park operations, ensuring safe and successful visits for
more than one million annual visitors to these two parks.”


Murphy was Chief Ranger for the visitor protection and resource
education division at Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick,
Maryland, since 2013.  His previous positions during his 14 years with
the National Park Service (NPS) include law enforcement ranger positions
at Catoctin Mountain Park, Harpers Ferry NHP, and Delaware Water Gap
NRA.  Prior to law enforcement, he worked for the resource management
division and the maintenance division at Catoctin Mountain Park.

 
Murphy played a key role in the planning and management of major Civil
War 150th commemorative events in national parks, including first and
second Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, and Monocacy. He is currently the
planning section chief for the planned papal visit in September to
Independence National Historical Park.

 

Murphy is a graduate of the NPS intake program and the National Capital
Region Midlevel Managers Program.  He lives in Fairfield, Pa. with his
wife, Erin, and three children, Wyatt, Ayla and Tristan.

 
Murphy will begin his new duties in late June.

 
Gettysburg National Military Park is a unit of the National Park Service
that preserves and protects the resources associated with the Battle of
Gettysburg and the Soldiers' National Cemetery, and provides an
understanding of the events that occurred there within the context of
American History.  Information is available at
www.nps.gov/gett .

 
Eisenhower National Historic Site preserves and interprets the home and
the farm as a fitting and enduring tribute to the life, work, and times
of General Dwight David Eisenhower and to the events of far reaching
importance which occurred on the property.  Learn more at
www.nps.gov/eise .

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