H. R. McMaster

Recipient of the Purple Heart medal H. R. McMaster

Herbert Raymond McMaster is an American soldier, and a career officer in the U.S. Army. McMaster is currently the Director of CJIATF-Shafafiyat (Transparency) at ISAF (International Security Assistance Forces) Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is known for his role in the Gulf War, the Iraq War, and his reputation for questioning U.S. policy and military leaders regarding the Vietnam War. He is currently a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
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24 July 1962

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H.R. McMaster's parting shot at his dictator-loving boss
LATimes - 17 days
On Tuesday, H.R. McMaster — the still-uniformed Army lieutenant general who won medals for valor in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf — peaced out on his role as national security advisor to President Trump. For about a year, the president had humiliated McMaster as if he were a cowering pharma...
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McMaster: 'We have failed to impose sufficient costs' on Russia
ABC News - 19 days
Outgoing National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster blasted Russia and President Vladimir Putin's "growing" confidence and "aggression".
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HR McMaster delivers a parting shot to Russia as he prepares to bow out as national security adviser - Washington Post
Google News - 20 days
Washington Post HR McMaster delivers a parting shot to Russia as he prepares to bow out as national security adviser Washington Post Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, in his last public remarks as President Trump's national security adviser, strongly denounced Russia for its increased aggression around the world, and declared: “We have failed to impose sufficient costs.” His comments come a ... and more »
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Trump throws off another restraint, firing McMaster as he starts a possible trade war
LATimes - about 1 month
First Gary Cohn and Rex Tillerson, now H.R. McMaster — President Trump has served clear notice that he has limited tolerance for aides who say “no.” Trump’s decision to sack the three-star general who served as his national security advisor came as he opened what could be a prolonged trade war...
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Trump picks hardliner Bolton to replace McMaster as national security adviser
Yahoo News - about 1 month
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump shook up his foreign policy team again on Thursday, replacing H.R. McMaster as national security adviser with John Bolton, a hawk who has advocated using military force against North Korea and Iran. The move, announced in a tweet and a White House statement, came little more than a week after Trump fired Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and nominated Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo to replace him.
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John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as White House national security adviser, Trump says
Fox News - about 1 month
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that former United Nations Amb. John Bolton will replace Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser effective April 9 -- the latest in a growing list of White House staff shakeups over the past year.
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Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to Leave the Trump White House
NYTimes - about 1 month
Lt. Gen. McMaster is the latest in a series of high-profile exits from President Trump’s administration. He will be replaced as national security adviser by John R. Bolton, a former ambassador to the United Nations.
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EMERGING MARKETS-LatAm currencies seesaw on U.S. political woes
Reuters.com - about 1 month
(Adds detail on Argentina intervention, closing prices) By Bruno Federowski BRASILIA, March 16 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies seesawed on Friday as speculation that more top Trump administration officials could be replaced and concerns U.S. trade tariffs could hurt the global economy weighed on demand for risky assets. U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to replace his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. At the same tim
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Next to exit Trump White House? Odds favor McMaster, online bookie says
Reuters.com - about 1 month
(Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is most likely the next official to leave the Trump administration, following a string of firings and resignations, according to an online betting website said which put the odds against him staying at 3/2.
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    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 51
    In July 2014 McMaster was promoted to Lieutenant General and began his duties at the Army Capabilities Integration Center.
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    In April 2014, Maj General McMaster made Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.
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    On February 18, 2014 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the nominations of four officers for promotion to Lieutenant General, including McMaster, who was selected to become Deputy Commander of the Training and Doctrine Command and Director of TRADOC's Army Capabilities Integration Center.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    On June 13, 2012 McMaster assumed command of the MCoE and was promoted to Major General at a ceremony at Ft.
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    In April, 2012 he was announced as the next commander of the Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) at Ft.
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    McMaster was nominated for Major General on January 23, 2012.
  • 2011
    Age 48
    The promotion issue re-surfaced in 2011, when he was not selected for Major General along with his peers despite being called "probably our best Brigadier General" by Army Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey.
  • 2010
    Age 47
    In July 2010 he was selected to be the J-5, Deputy to the Commander for Planning, at ISAF (International Security Assistance Forces) Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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  • 2009
    Age 46
    He was promoted on June 29, 2009.
  • 2008
    Age 45
    In August, 2008 McMaster assumed duties as Director, Concept Development and Experimentation (later renamed Concept Development and Learning), in the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) at Fort Monroe, Virginia, part of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
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    McMaster was nominated for Brigadier General on the 2008 promotion list.
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  • 2007
    Age 44
    From August, 2007 to August, 2008 McMaster was part of an "elite team of officers advising US commander" General David Petraeus on counterinsurgency operations while Petraeus directed revision of the Army's Counterinsurgency Field Manual during his command of the Combined Arms Center.
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  • 2006
    Age 43
    McMaster was passed over for promotion to Brigadier General in 2006 and 2007, despite his reputation as one of "the most celebrated soldiers of the Iraq War."
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    McMaster passed command of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment on June 29, 2006 and joined the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, as a Senior Research Associate with a mandate described as "conducting research to identify opportunities for improved multi-national cooperation and political-military integration in the areas of counterinsurgency, counter-terrorism, and state building", and to devise "better tactics to battle terrorism."
    President Bush praised this success, and the PBS show Frontline broadcast a documentary in February, 2006 featuring interviews with McMaster.
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  • 2004
    Age 41
    In 2004, he was assigned to command the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (3rd ACR).
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  • 2003
    Age 40
    In 2003 McMaster completed an Army War College research fellowship at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 36
    From 1999 to 2002, McMaster commanded 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, and then took a series of staff positions at U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), including planning and operations roles in Iraq.
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    He graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 1999.
  • 1994
    Age 31
    McMaster served as a military history professor at West Point from 1994 to 1996, teaching among other things the battles in which he fought.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Age 28
    During the Gulf War in 1991 he was a captain commanding Eagle Troop of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at the Battle of 73 Easting.
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  • 1989
    Age 26
    In 1989, McMaster was assigned to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Warner Barracks in Bamberg, Germany, where he served until 1992, including deployment to Operation Desert Storm.
  • 1984
    Age 21
    He is a 1984 graduate of West Point, where he played rugby.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 17
    McMaster graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1980, where he served as a company commander with the rank of cadet captain.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on July 24, 1962.
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