About Battle Focus

Battlefield Tours

Leadership Training

Military Staff Rides

Teamwork Training




Mission Statement

Through battle studies, Battle Focus a) educates and develops effective and ethical leaders, both military and corporate, and b) enhances teamwork of participating groups.


Leaders Recommending Battle Focus

Scott Lovett, President/CEO, Inn Serve Corp.

James G. Wilbourn, Chairman of the Board, Inn Serve Corp.

LTG Robert Flowers (US. Army, Ret.)
CEO, HNTB Federal Services Corporation

Harold A. Cross, Major General, Mississippi National Guard


Seminar and Tour Leader

Parker Hills served almost 32 years in the U.S. Army uniform in active and reserve components, and retired as a brigadier general, Mississippi Army National Guard in 2001.  He owns Battle Focus, a leadership training company, and trains soldiers, Marines, airmen, tourists, and corporate leaders.  He holds an undergraduate degree in commercial art from the University of Southern Mississippi; a Masterís degree in educational psychology from Sul Ross State University; and is a 1995 graduate of the U.S. Army War College.  He has served as president of Friends of the Vicksburg Campaign and Historic Trail, president of Friends of Raymond, chair of the Mississippi Civil War Battlefield Commission, and is chair of the Mississippi Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.  He is the author of A Study in Warfighting: Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Briceís Crossroads; co-author of the Vicksburg Campaign Driving Tour Guide; co-author with Edwin C. Bearss of Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg; a contributor to Vicksburg: Mississippi Blitzkrieg; and author of Vicksburg: Art of Commemoration.  This last work discusses the symbolism behind the art and architecture of the monuments and memorials in Vicksburg National Military Park.  General Hills has been married to his wife Carol, a native of Hattiesburg, for 43 years.  The Hills reside in Clinton, Mississippi.



Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg , the Campaigns that Changed the Civil War, Ed Bearss with Parker Hills, published by National Geographic Society
Sold by: Amazon Books, Blue and Gray Education Society, Barnes & Noble Books, Vicksburg National Military Park bookstore, Gettysburg National Military Park bookstore, local bookstores

A Study in Warfighting: Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Parker Hills, published by Blue and Gray Education Society
Sold by: Blue and Gray Education Society, Brice's Crossroads Battlefield bookstore, Vicksburg National Military Park bookstore, Corinth National Military Park bookstore, Parker's Crossroads battlefield bookstore

Vicksburg Campaign Driving Tour Guide, Warren Grabau and Parker Hills, published by Friends of the Vicksburg Campaign and Historic Trail
No Charge (must be picked up in person): Raymond , MS , City Hall; Vicksburg Convention and Tourism Bureau; Vicksburg National Military Park

Art of Commemoration: Vicksburg National Military Park, Parker Hills,†a tour of the art, architecture, artists and history of the monuments of Vicksburg National Military Park
Free to the public ($4 mailing fee) through the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau,†www.visitvicksburg.com†. Click "Plan" on toolbar, then place pointer on "Plan" and click "Request a Commemorative Guide!"†

Contact Information

E-Mail:   parker@battlefocus.com

Phone:  (601) 924-5666  

Toll Free:  (800) 768-6623

Fax:  (601) 924-2299

Web Site:  www.battlefocus.com

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