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Alan F. Wilt

Alan Freese Wilt (May 14, 1937 – May 7, 2005) was Professor Emeritus of History at Iowa State University.

He was born in Nappanee, Indiana. He received a B.A. in History from DePauw University, and an M.A. and Ph.D., both from the University of Michigan. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 to 1963, where he became a first lieutenant.

Wilt taught Modern European and Military History at Iowa State University from 1967 until his retirement in 1999. He was a visiting professor three times during his career, at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base (1982–83), in the Iowa-Arizona London Study Abroad Program (1991), and at Glasgow University (1997). He received a State of Iowa Regents' Faculty Excellence Award in 1993 and served on the ISU Faculty Senate and many university committees.

Wilt was active in many professional organizations, including the Society for Military History, the Western Association for German Studies, and the German Studies Association. He also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Military History from 1998 to 2001. His scholarship made him a recognized authority in World War II military strategy. He was the author of five books and he contributed to 10 others, as well as being the author of numerous articles. At the time of his death he was researching the Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff during World War II.

Wilt was a man of deep faith, devoted to his family and to his work. He had many interests including golf and ISU women's basketball. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. He loved gardening, especially roses, and he was a Master Gardener. He did volunteer work at the Ames Public Library, Reiman Gardens, and Collegiate Methodist Church. He died in 2005 of interstitial lung disease.

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Some of their strengths

Alan F. Wilt has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intense, Physical, Imaginative, Creative, Compassionate, Loyal, and Achievement-oriented.

Strong and Diligent

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Alan F. Wilt is someone who is a strong, diligent, and trustworthy person who approaches life with honesty and perseverance, but who is also physical, sensual, and artistic. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Charming and Sophisticated

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Alan F. Wilt well know them as someone who can be classy, glamorous, and worldly, like jewelry.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Alan F. Wilt as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Charismatic and Instinctual

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Alan F. Wilt is someone who handles stress better than most people, and who tends to have a powerful charisma and convictions.

They are also someone who is confident and creative, and who has a love for starting new projects, inventing new things, and giving back to the community.

Patient and Compassionate

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Alan F. Wilt tends to be someone who approaches life with grace and compassion, and who has a powerful and commanding personality. Who can be analytical, patient, and deliberate, avoiding risks and seeking out stability instead.

Some of Alan F. Wilt's challenges

While Alan F. Wilt has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Alan F. Wilt can be Emotional, Callous, Stubborn, Idle, Standoffish, Rebellious, and Emotionally Distant.

Stubborn and Idle

One of Alan F. Wilt's key challenges is that they are someone who can be seen as stubborn and, at times, lazy.

Alan F. Wilt must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Callous and Selfish

Alan F. Wilt is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Materialistic and Aggressive

Finally, Alan F. Wilt also can be materialistic, emotional, aggressive, stubborn, inconsistent, and be prone to big temper outbursts.

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