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Dr. Richard M. Meinhart

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RICHARD MEINHART is currently Professor of Defense and Joint Processes at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC). He has taught at the USAWC since 1997 and held the college’s General Brehon Burke Somervell Chair of Management, the Defense Transformation Chair, and the General Matthew B. Ridgway Chair of Leadership. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of strategic leadership, strategic thinking, and in the systems and processes used by civilian and military leaders in the Department of Defense. Professor Meinhart’s military experiences include almost 30 years of active service in the Air Force, which involved assignments on the Joint Chiefs, Army, and Air Force Staffs at the Pentagon and in supply and logistics operations at three stateside bases and three overseas locations. He has lectured and facilitated discussions to a variety of government, business, military, and foreign audiences on subjects centered on strategic planning, thinking, and leadership. Professor Meinhart holds a doctorate degree in education from The George Washington University, a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College, a master of arts degree in management from Central Michigan University, and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Lehigh University.

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