Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps

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H.R. McMaster

6th Annual James Bond Stockdale Lecture

April 8,2003. 7:00 PM Shiley Theater University of San Diego

Lieutenant Colonel H. R. McMaster, U. S. Army

"The Essential Elements of Inspirational Leadership"

Lieutenant Colonel H. R. McMaster was commissioned in the United States Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984. His military education includes the Airborne and Ranger Schools, the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Cavalry Leader’s Lieutenant Colonel McMasterCourse, the U.S. Army Combined Armed Services Staff School, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Lieutenant Colonel McMaster has served in numerous command and staff positions in Armor and Cavalry units in the U.S. and Germany. He has served at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. He commanded Eagle Troop, Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in Bamberg, Germany and Southwest Asia during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and the occupation of Southern Iraq. He commanded the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry in Schweinfurt, Germany from October, 1999 until June of 2002.

In 1994, McMaster completed his M.A. in history at the University of North Carolina. He taught history at the United States Military Academy from 1994 to 1996. He was awarded a Ph.D. in American History in 1996. He is currently serving as an Army War College Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His book, Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam, was published in May, 1997. He has published numerous articles on historical and national security affairs topics in edited volumes, newspapers, magazines, and professional journals. His military decorations include the Silver Star Medal.

Lieutenant Colonel McMaster is married to the former Kathleen Trotter of Santa Ana, California. The McMasters have three daughters, Katharine, Colleen, and Caragh.