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The Problem of Future Armed Conflict: Continuity, Change, and Implications for Defense Strategy

Wed, Jan 27, 2016, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Due to weather conditions, this event has been postponed.

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of 

The Problem of Future Armed Conflict:
Continuity, Change, and Implications for Defense Strategy

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster 
Deputy Commanding General, Futures/
Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center 

Wednesday, January 27
3:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Please see below for background reading to prepare for this event.

LTG McMasterLieutenant General H. R. McMaster assumed duties as the Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures, US Army Training and Doctrine Command on 15 July 2014. Prior to his arrival at Fort Eustis he most recently served as Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning from June 2012 to July 2014. Previously he served as Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984. He holds a PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LTG McMaster’s previous command assignments include Eagle Troop, Second Armored Cavalry Regiment in Bamberg, Germany and in Southwest Asia during the 1991 Persian Gulf War; 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry in Schweinfurt Germany from 1999 to 2002; and 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado and in Iraq from June 2004 to June 2006. Staff assignments include Director of Concept Development and Learning at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command from August 2008 to May 2010; Special Assistant to the Commander, Multinational Force-Iraq from February 2007 to May 2008; Director, Commander’s Advisory Group at US Central Command from May 2003 to 2004; and squadron executive officer and regimental operations officer in the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment from July 1997 to July 1999. He also served as an assistant professor of history at the United States Military Academy from 1994 to 1996.

LTG McMaster’s military education and training includes the Airborne and Ranger Schools, Armor Officer Basic and Career Courses, the Cavalry Leaders Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a U.S. Army War College fellowship at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace. McMaster has also served as a senior consulting fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies in London.

Background Reading:

Download file The U.S. Army Operating Concept: Win in a Complex World 

Download file Army Warfighting Challenges 

Download file Continuity and Change: The Army Operating Concept and Clear Thinking About Future War 

Download file The US Army Operating Concept