Salvatore Compagno, President of the WW1 Historical Association was born in Monterey, California in 1936 and received his Masters at University of California at Berkeley in 1962.  An acting public school psychologist for thirty-five years he retired in 2003 and has been a  long-time member of WW1 associations. He joined the Great War Society in 1991, and The Western Front Association in 1997. He was acting president of the The Great War Society from 2003-2010.  The two organizations are now one and known as the World War 1 Historical Association . He has been president for the past two years. 

Sal has traveled widely in Europe visiting the many battlefields of both WW1 & WW2, and led tours to them.  He currently lives in Berkeley, CA.