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Philadelphia Union League
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

American Legion, Benjamin Franklin Post #405 is honored to have as its guest speaker on Monday October 16, Douglas Macgregor, 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. He was commissioned in the Regular Army in 1976 after 1 year at VMI and 4 years at West Point.  Macgregor retired with the rank of Colonel in 2004.


He is widely known in military circles 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.

In 28 years of service he taught 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.

Since leaving the Army, Macgregor has worked as a consultant to advise a host of individuals and organizations including the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, the Joint Staff, Bell Laboratories, and Raytheon Corporation on issues ranging from strategic roadmaps to the integration of disruptive technologies. He has testified as an expert witness before congress and appeared on Fox Business, PBS News Hour, the BBC, CBC, RT, and CNN.


When: Monday, October 16 with a reception at 6:00 pm and program at 6:30 PM;


Dress: Business Attire

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