The Office of Strategic Services Society has announced a $10 million lead gift from the Starr Foundation to the National Museum of Intelligence and Special Operations.
To be built in Kincora, a 424-acre mixed-use development in Loudoun County, Virginia, the museum will "educate the American public about the importance of strategic intelligence and special operations to the preservation of freedom, honor Americans who have served at the ‘tip of the spear,’ and inspire future generations to serve their country." Estimated to cost $81 million, the museum is expected to be completed in 2021.
Starr Foundation board chair Maurice R. Greenberg, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, co-chairs the campaign steering committee with David H. Petraeus, a former commander of U.S. Central Command and a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency under President Barack Obama.
"We are incredibly grateful to the Starr Foundation and its chairman, Maurice Greenberg, for their extraordinary generosity," said OSS Society president Charles Pinck. "This grant continues the Starr Foundation's commitment to educational programs that preserve and convey important aspects of American history."