Col. Tom Snodgrass
The National Security Advisor position requires a knowledgeable quarterback, but McMaster’s statements on Islam cast doubt his ability to be a ‘Tom Brady Super Bowl quarterback’
By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Virginia Free Citizen
General H.R. McMaster Has Superb Tactical Battlefield Credentials, But His Unreal Perspective Of Islam Indicates More Obama-Kerry-Clinton Strategic Fumbling
H.R. McMaster The Man
Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster graduated from West Point, earning his commission in 1984, and going on as a captain to command a cavalry troop of 8xM1A1 Abrams Tanks and 12xM3A2 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicles at the 1991 Desert Storm Battle of 73 Easting (a north-south coordinate line on military maps) where his cavalry troop destroyed over eighty Iraqi Republican Guard tanks and other vehicles without a friendly loss. McMaster was awarded a Sliver Star for this impressive victory.
From 1994 to 1996 McMaster was a military history professor at West Point teaching the lessons of his battlefield experiences. Following his tour at West Point, McMaster earned a PhD in military history at the University of North Carolina; turning his PhD dissertation into a critically acclaimed history of the tragic U.S. strategic incompetence in the Vietnam War titled “Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam.” Later McMaster graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and also completed an Army War College research fellowship at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.