Stamford, CT, Dec 03, 2020 – Mischler Financial Group, Inc., the oldest diversity-certified broker-dealer owned and operated by military veterans, today announced the appointment of Lt. General Herbert Raymond “H.R.”. McMaster (Ret.), a Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and a former National Security Advisor to the President, as Special Advisor to the firm.

General McMaster, whose distinguished military career extended over thirty-four years prior to his retirement in 2018, holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in American history and serves as a guest lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for Zoom Video Communications, Inc. As a Special Advisor to Mischler, General McMaster will offer distinctive geopolitical and global macro insight to the firm’s Fortune 500 treasury clients and to the institutional investors and asset managers who rely on Mischler for helping them navigate domestic and global market financial markets.H.R. McMaster Special Advisor Mischler Financial

Dean Chamberlain, Principal and CEO of Mischler, said, “General McMaster is one of our country’s most recognized and decorated scholar-warriors; his granular knowledge and insight to global events, coupled with his multi-decade experience as one of our nation’s most respected strategic thinkers will prove invaluable to our firm and our firm’s capital markets constituents.” Added Chamberlain, “It is a rare privilege and a distinct honor for someone such as myself to serve alongside General McMaster.”

General McMaster said, “I’ve known Dean since we were at West Point and shared the experience of being part of teams committed to excellence. I now look forward to our serving together again, contributing whatever I can to the Mischler team and helping clients make informed strategic decisions.”

H.R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

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H.R. McMaster in Tal Afar, September 2005, 3rd ACR with Iraqi Army. Photo by Jacob Silberberg, Associated Press. Copyright Associated.

From 2014 to 2017 McMaster designed the future army as the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center and the deputy commanding general of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). As commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, he oversaw all training and education for the army’s infantry, armor, and cavalry force. He has extensive experience leading soldiers and organizations in wartime including Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force—Shafafiyat in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2010 to 2012; Commander, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Iraq from 2005 to 2006; and Commander, Eagle Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Operation Desert Storm from 1990 to 1991. McMaster also served overseas as an advisor to the most senior commanders in the Middle East, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

McMaster holds a Ph.D. in military history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was an assistant professor of history at the United States Military Academy from 1994 to 1996. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World and Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam.  He was a contributing editor for Survival: Global Politics and Strategy from 2010 to 2017. His many essays, articles, and book reviews on leadership, history, and the future of warfare have appeared in The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, Survival, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

About Mischler Financial Group

Established in 1994, Mischler Financial Group, Inc. (“Mischler”) is the financial industry’s oldest broker-dealer owned and operated by military veterans and a federally certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) and also, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Co-headquartered in Newport Beach, CA and Stamford, CT and with offices in major cities throughout the United States, Mischler is best known by Fortune corporate treasurers, public pension sponsors, municipal issuers, and the industry’s leading institutional investment managers for “punching above its weight class” when delivering primary and secondary capital markets underwriting and execution services across a full menu of equity and fixed income products. Mischler is equally recognized for its year-round advocacy and support of veteran-centric and local community causes. In addition to primary debt and equity market underwriting and conflict-free secondary market execution, Mischler administers corporate share repurchase programs for leading Fortune companies, cash management for government entities and corporations, and asset management programs for liquid and alternative investment strategies. The firm’s website is at

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Dean Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer