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Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr.

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Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, JR., is Director of Military Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. He was previous assigned as the Chief of Plans for U.S. Forces Korea. Colonel Lacquement is an Army Strategist and Field Artillery officer who has had tactical assignments in Airborne, Air Assault, and Armored units (to include combat service in Operations DESERT STORM and IRAQI FREEDOM); teaching assignments at the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval War College; and was a strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is the author of Shaping American Military Capabilities After the Cold War, Chapter 2, “Unity of Effort,” in Field Manual 3-24, Counterinsurgency, and several articles and book chapters on national security. Colonel Lacquement holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy, an M.A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College Class of 2009, and an M.P.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from Princeton University.

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SSI books and monographs by Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr.

  • A Comprehensive Approach to Improving U.S. Security Force Assistance Efforts

    September 25, 2009

    Authored by Lieutenant Colonel Theresa Baginski, Colonel Brian J. Clark, Lieutenant Colonel Francis Donovan, Ms. Karma Job, Lieutenant Colonel John S. Kolasheski, Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr., Brigadier Simon "Don" Roach, Colonel Sean P. Swindell, Colonel Curt A. Van De Walle, Colonel Michael J. McMahon.
    Security Force Assistance may be a new term but the activities are familiar and are related to how the Department of Defense trains, advises, and assists foreign partners' security establishments to accomplish common objectives. Recommendations to improve U.S. performance are provided.

  • Army Professional Expertise and Jurisdictions

    October 01, 2003

    Authored by Colonel Richard A. Lacquement, Jr..
    The most important purpose of this framework is to provide a mechanism for HOW TO THINK about Army expert knowledge and jurisdictions.