Douglas A. Macgregor, PhD
Glenside Analysis, Inc.
43150 Broadlands CTR Plaza #152
Ashburn, VA 20148
Phone: (703) 975-6954
Sir or Madam:
The purpose of this letter is to submit my request to be considered as a speaker with your organization. The answers to the questions outlined on your website are included along with a CD that contains both excerpts and full length copies of my presentations to live audiences over the last 12 months.
answers to the questions are attached along with a short biographical sketch.
My resume’ is also attached for your convenience.
My thanks to you for your attention to my request. I look forward to hearing from you.
A. Macgregor, PhD
Colonel, U.S. Army (retired)
DOUGLAS A. MACGREGOR
refer to the CD included with this letter that contains presentations by me in
front of live audiences at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, The
Heritage Foundation and The National Defense University. Also, note appearances
on the Lehrer News Hour and ABC World News Tonight.
Lecture to Russian and American Senior officials, February 2004
Tad Oelstrom, USAF (Ret), 617-495-0954
F. Kennedy School of Government
John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Presentation: Book Lecture on Transformation, October 2003
Dr. James Carafano 202-608-6161/Cell: 202-588-9388
Foundation, Washington, DC
Presentation: Lecture on Military
Transformation at NDU, November 2003
Dr. Hans Binnendijk, 202-685-2557
Director, Center for Technology and
National Security Policy, NDU
Fort McNair, Washington, DC
Presentation: Testimony to House
Armed Services Committee on 15 July 2004
Assistant for National Security Affairs, Congressman Jim Cooper
Douglas A. Macgregor is an independent defense and foreign policy
consultant with the firm, Glenside Analysis, Inc., based in Ashburn, Virginia.
He is also a retired Colonel who left the Army on 1 June 2004 after 28 years of
service, most of which was spent in armor, mechanized infantry and armored
cavalry formations. Macgregor was commissioned in the US Army in 1976 after one
year at the Virginia Military Institute and four years at West Point. On
completion of airborne and ranger training, Macgregor served in a variety of
command and staff assignments.
In 1991, Macgregor was awarded the bronze star with “V” device for
valor for his leadership of combat troops in the 2nd Squadron, 2nd
Armored Cavalry Regiment, the lead element of the VII Corps during the advance
into Iraq of February 1991. Colonel Macgregor’s crowning achievement in Desert
Storm was his personal leadership of the two cavalry troops from 2nd
Armored Cavalry Regiment that destroyed a full-strength Republican Guard Brigade
in less than 30 minutes on 26 February 1991, that became known as the Battle
of the 73 Easting.
Gulf War, from June 1992 to July 1994, Colonel Macgregor commanded the 1st
Squadron, 4th Cavalry in the 1st Infantry Division
(mechanized) at Fort Riley, KS. In
November 1993, Colonel Macgregor’s cavalry squadron decisively defeated the
Opposing Force of the National Training Center in four major battles that became
the focus of a 1994-1005 RAND study on high performance units. His unit was
identified as the high performance unit in this study of over 40 rotations since
the first Gulf War. His unit’s remarkable accomplishments included the one and
only action in the history of the National Training Center during which the
Opposing Force was totally annihilated. The squadron’s performance has not
been equaled since November 1993.
for a year as the Director of the Battle Command Battle Laboratory at Fort
Leavenworth, Kansas, where he was involved in the early phase of the Force XXI
digitization initiatives, Macgregor was assigned to Supreme Headquarters Allied
Powers Europe (SHAPE) in November 1997 as the J5, Director of Strategic Planning
for the Balkans. During this period he was responsible for
the strategic planning that led to the Kosovo Air Campaign. In October
1998, Macgregor became the Director of the Joint Operations Center at SHAPE
where he supervised the conduct and planning of operations with a staff of 240
officers and noncommissioned officers from 19 NATO nations throughout the Kosovo
Crisis until January 2000.
to his latest work Transformation Under Fire (published by Praeger,
2003), Colonel Macgregor is the author of two other books, Breaking
the Phalanx: A New Design for Landpower in the 21st Century,
(published by Praeger, 1997), and The
Soviet-East German Military Alliance, (published by Cambridge University
Press, 1989). His work has been
featured in numerous publications, including the Washington
Post, the New Yorker, Stars
& Stripes, Newsweek, and the Army
Times. He has also appeared on the Lehrer News Hour and ABC World
News Tonight as a commentator on current military operations in Iraq.
currently writing a new book, The Battle of 73 Easting, An Untold Story of
Combat in the Gulf War. Colonel Macgregor holds an M.A. in comparative
politics, as well as a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of
Virginia. He also
served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the
U.S. Military Academy.
War on Terror, International
Affairs, Globalization, Leadership, Military History, National Strategy, Team
expectation is that I will earn between $4,000 and $10,000 per presentation.
the appearance of my new book, Transformation under Fire, I have averaged
at least one speaking engagement a month. I am willing to speak more often if