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Lieutenant Colonel Don Chipman


Don Chipman, US Marine Corps, was a national security affairs fellow for 2009–2010 at the Hoover Institution.

Chipman is a 1991 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and has a master of science degree in management from Troy State University. He is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College. An aircraft maintenance officer by trade, he has supported nearly every platform in marine aviation. He has deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, first as part of the Unit Deployment Program in the Western Pacific and then in support of Operations Southern Watch and Iraqi Freedom. Other assignments include being an action officer at US Strategic Command, the aviation logistics strategy and plans officer at Headquarters, US Marine Corps, and the commanding officer of Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 11, 3rd Marine Air Wing. His research at Hoover focused on current and future national security issues.

Last updated on June 10, 2010

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How to Defeat the Drug Lords at Last

by Lieutenant Colonel Don Chipmanvia Hoover Digest
Friday, July 2, 2010

Colombia has made remarkable progress against narcotraffickers. So could Mexico. By Donald C. Chipman.