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Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster

Board Member

Lieut. Gen. H. R. McMaster served as the 26th National Security Advisor to the president from 2017-2018.  He retired from the U.S. Army after thirty-four years of service.  He held command assignments in the United States and overseas including combat commands of armored cavalry units in the 1991 Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom and command of joint inter-agency task force in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.  Other general officer assignments included directing efforts to design the future Army as Deputy Commanding General, Futures, US Army Training and Doctrine Command and the training and education of the Army’s infantry, armor, and cavalry force as Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning.  He was commissioned upon graduation from West Point and holds a PhD in American history from the University of North Carolina.  He is a Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, the Susan and Bernard Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at the Stanford School of Business.  He is also Chair of the Center for Military and Political Power at the Foundation for Defense of Democracy and the Japan Chair for the Hudson Institute.

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