Douglas Macgregor is a decorated combat veteran, the author of five books, a PhD and the executive VP of Burke-Macgregor Group LLC, a defense and foreign policy consulting firm in Reston, VA. Macgregor retired with the rank of Colonel in 2004. He holds an MA in comparative politics and a PhD in international relations from the University of Virginia.
Macgregor is widely known inside the U.S., Europe, Israel, China and Korea for both his leadership in the Battle of 73 Easting, the U.S. Army’s largest tank battle since World War II, and for his ground breaking books on military transformation, including Breaking the Phalanx (Praeger, 1997) and Transformation under Fire (Praeger, 2003).
Macgregor taught in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, commanded the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, and served as the Director of the Joint Operations Center at SHAPE in 1999 during the Kosovo Air Campaign. He was awarded the Defense Superior Service medal for his role in the Kosovo Air Campaign.
Macgregor has worked as a consultant for the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, the Joint Staff, Bell Laboratories, and Raytheon Corporation on strategic roadmaps and the integration of disruptive technologies. He has testified before Congress and is a frequent TV commentator.