Mischler Special Advisor LTG H.R. McMaster (Ret)

H.R. McMasterMischler Financial Group Special Advisor LTG H. R. McMaster (Ret) has served as Special Advisor to Mischler Financial Group since December 2020. General McMaster was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in 2018. He 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.

In his capacity as Special Advisor to Mischler Financial Group, General McMaster provides geopolitical/global macroeconomic insight and perspectives to Fortune CEOs, CFOs, their respective treasury executives, as well as to asset managers who rely on Mischler for better execution across secondary equity, fixed income, and FX markets. (see links below)

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 training and education for the Army’s infantry, armor, and cavalry force. He led soldiers and organizations in wartime including command of a multi-national task force in Kabul, Afghanistan; the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Iraq; and Eagle Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment in Operation Desert Storm. McMaster also served overseas as an advisor to the most senior commanders in the Middle East, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

McMaster was an assistant professor of history at the United States Military Academy from 1994 to 1996 where he taught undergraduate courses in military history and history of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He also taught a graduate course on the history of military leadership for officers enrolled in the Columbia University MBA program.

He is the author of the award-winning book, Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Lies that Led to Vietnam and Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World. He has published scores of essays, articles, and book reviews on leadership, history, and the future of warfare in many publications including Foreign AffairsThe Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He was a contributing editor for Survival: Global Politics and Strategy from 2010 to 2017.

Selection of SITREPs conducted for Mischler clients and customers

10-18-23 Israel Attacked by Hamas 

07-12-2023 H.R. McMaster Geopolitical SITREP with US Senate Candidate David McCormick

03-06-23 H.R. McMaster Geopolitical SITREP

03-16-2021 H.R. McMaster Silicon Valley Executive SITREP

02-24-2022 H.R. McMaster Russia Invades Ukraine SITREP

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Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Military History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
  • BS, United States Military Academy at West Point, 1984

Professional Experience

  • Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, 2014-2017
  • Deputy Commanding General of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), 2014-2017
  • Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, 2014
  • Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) in Kabul, Afghanistan, 2010-2012

Commander, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado