National Security Advisor
The White House
Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster is the Deputy Commanding General, Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. He was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984. His previous command assignments include: Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning; Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) in Kabul, Afghanistan; and Commander, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado and Iraq. He also served as special assistant to commander Multinational Force Iraq, and assistant professor of history at West Point. He is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace and a Senior Consulting Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He holds a PhD in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, The Joint Chiefs Of Staff, And The Lies That Led To Vietnam.