National Security Advisor (2017-18) Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster is a preeminent voice on leadership, global security and international affairs, renowned for his leadership in the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People in the World" and Fortune's "50 World's Greatest Leaders", McMaster was described in a recent New Yorker profile as having "an impeccable reputation as a warrior-intellectual" who "in addition to excelling in combat... has written a Ph.D dissertation that became a landmark book, 'Dereliction of Duty.'"

A three-star general who until recently served as National Security Advisor under President Donald Trump, McMaster has been at the helm of large and diverse teams, often in the most perilous and challenging of situations. From the battlefield to the White House he has distinguished himself for his bold, effective leadership, and he offers unparalleled insights into everything from how to be strategic in times of crisis, to how to foster loyalty, support and teamwork.  

"Major General Herbert Raymond McMaster might be the 21st century Army’s pre-eminent warrior-thinker... H.R. is also the rarest of soldiers — one who has repeatedly bucked the system and survived to join its senior ranks."

Retired Lieutenant General David Barno for TIME

“H.R. McMaster fought his way through the tactical myopia of the Army hierarchy to become one of our country’s most trusted defense futurists and strategists. He is an independent thinker who will challenge the politicos and work on behalf of the United States.”

- Brig. Gen. Thomas Kolditz (Ret.), Doerr Institute for New Leaders for Fortune
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From Afghanistan to Iraq to the White House, H.R. McMaster's impressive career accomplishments include >>
- McMaster's PhD thesis, which analyzed failures in U.S. military strategy and leadership during the Vietnam War, served as the foundation for his groundbreaking book: Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam. A New York Times bestseller, the book is considered a classic and is widely read in military circles. 

- McMaster rose to fame in 1991, when as a captain he led an outnumbered cavalry troop to victory over Iraqi forces in the Battle of 73 Easting, considered the last great tank battle of the 20th century. 

- As commander of a cavalry regiment during Operation Restoring Rights in 2005, McMaster led one of the first successful counterinsurgency operations in Iraq by eliminating terrorist strongholds in Tal Afar. The victory was praised by then-President George W. Bush, and also became the subject of a Frontline Documentary and a New Yorker essay
- McMaster served as a counterinsurgency advisor to General David Petraeus, helping to plan and execute the 2007 troop surge. 

- Approved by the Senate in March 2017 as the 26th National Security Advisor, McMaster made headlines for his speech at the 2018 Munich Security Conference in which he highlighted evidence of Russia's interference in the 2016 election. 

- McMaster is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Silver Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, and Army Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster. 

- McMaster's writing on military strategy and foreign affairs has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Military Review, Survival, and many more prestigious publications. 
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A historian and military luminary who has been on the frontlines of the most important conflicts and geopolitical transformations of the last thirty years, H.R. McMaster offers substantive, informative, and fascinating insights on leadership, foreign affairs and global security.