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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Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources
Yahoo News - about 3 hours
By John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said. Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by U.S. political observers as moderating influences on the president by imposing a routine on the White House. Asked about sources saying that either National Security Adviser McMaster or Chief of Staff Kelly, or both, might be leaving, White House spokesman Raj Shah on Thursday did not address the possibility.
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McMaster could be next out at White House
CNN - about 17 hours
With tensions flaring between President Donald Trump and national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the Pentagon is considering options that would allow the President to potentially move the three-star general out of his current role and back into the military, according to half a dozen defense and administration officials.
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Russian alleged election interference not working: McMaster
Yahoo News - 4 days
Moscow's efforts to meddle in Western elections are backfiring, serving instead to strengthen and unify a broad range of people against Russia, top U.S. security official H.R. McMaster said on Saturday, a day after Washington indicted 13 Russian individuals and three Russian companies. Russian officials denied the allegations, and one senior diplomat dismissed the charges as "fantasies" being used by some in Washington for political gain in a deeply divided United States after the election of Donald Trump as president.
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McMaster: FBI indictments prove Russia meddled in US elections
Fox News - 5 days
H.R. McMaster, the national security adviser to President Trump, reportedly said Saturday that the new FBI indictments show indisputably that Russian meddled in U.S. elections.
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McMaster: Russian meddling in US election is beyond dispute
Fox News - 6 days
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster says the 'evidence is now incontrovertible' that Moscow meddled in the 2016 campaign.
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The 'bloody-nose option'? Trump eyes action on North Korea in 2018
Yahoo News - 2 months
A year of erratic U.S. rhetoric and steadily escalating diplomatic and economic pressure has failed to convince North Korea to give up its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, leaving the frustrated Trump administration to reconsider its options going into 2018 as the world wonders whether it’s on the edge of war. “We’re not committed to a peaceful resolution — we’re committed to a resolution,” President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, told BBC News this week. “We want the resolution to be peaceful, but as the president said, all options are on the table. And we have to be prepared, if necessary, to compel the denuclearization of North Korea without the cooperation of that regime,” McMaster said.
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McMaster on a nuclear North Korea: 'We can't tolerate that risk'
CNN - 2 months
White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said in an interview Tuesday that the United States doesn't want to risk coexisting with a nuclear North Korea.
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McMaster rips Russian 'campaigns of subversion'
Yahoo News - 2 months
President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, accused Russia on Tuesday of waging “campaigns of subversion” against the United States and its allies.
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North Korea won't start a war - Trump shouldn't launch an attack
Fox News - 3 months
Listen to the mainstream media and President Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and you would conclude that war on the Korean Peninsula is imminent, right?
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H.R. McMaster talks North Korea threat, Michael Flynn deal
Fox News - 3 months
National security adviser provides insight on U.S. response to North Korea's latest missile test in an exclusive interview with Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday.'
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A preview of The Reagan National Defense Forum
Fox News - 3 months
On 'Special Report,' Jennifer Griffin with what you can expect to hear from National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
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WATCH: Trump prepares for his 1st trip to Asia as president
ABC News - 4 months
National security adviser H.R. McMaster gave a rundown of Trump's itinerary at a White House press briefing.
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McMaster: Allies back Trump on Iran nuke deal, Tehran not 'trustworthy'
Fox News - 4 months
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday backed President Trump’s decision last week to nix the Iran nuclear deal unless the rogue nation fully complies with the 2015 international pact, saying it’s not a “trustworthy regime” and that it has already “crossed the line several times.”
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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 1962
    Born on July 24, 1962.
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