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Colonel Joseph (JP) McGee

Biography: 

Joseph (JP) McGee, US Army, was a national security affairs fellow for 2010–2011 at the Hoover Institution.

A native of Atherton, California, McGee is a 1990 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds a master of science in administration from Central Michigan University. An infantry officer who has served extensively in both conventional and special operations units, is an experienced counterterrorist and counterinsurgent. Since September 11, 2001, he has deployed seven times to Afghanistan and twice to Iraq—most recently for fourteen months as the commander of an infantry battalion in Samarra, Iraq. Before arriving at Hoover, McGee served as the deputy executive assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Michael Mullen, and is slated to command the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st ABN Division in the summer of 2011. His research will focus on development in postconflict environments.

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General Ray Odierno and Army officer Joseph McGee

Restraint is Powerful

by Colonel Joseph (JP) McGeevia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 6, 2012

Do our strict codes of conduct unduly burden our soldiers in the field? Not according to this officer. A first-person account of events in Iraq. By Joseph McGee.

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The Laws of War, on the Ground

by Colonel Joseph (JP) McGeevia Policy Review
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How following war’s rules confers legitimacy on a fighting force...

The Laws of War, on the Ground

by Colonel Joseph (JP) McGeevia Policy Review
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How following war’s rules confers legitimacy on a fighting force