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Lieutenant Colonel Joseph William "Bill" DeMarco

Biography: 

Joseph William "Bill" DeMarco, US Air Force, was a national security affairs fellow for 2007–2008 at the Hoover Institution.

A native of San Carlos, CA, Bill graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, with a bachelor of science in Business Administration/Management. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1988. He is a command pilot with more than 2,700 flying hours. Bill has been involved in all aspects of air mobility: a tactical and strategic airlift pilot, qualified in airdrop and special operations, tanker pilot, airbase opening/command and control officer, Air Operations Center Division Chief, and most recently, Commander, 15 Air Mobility Operations Squadron, Travis AFB, CA. He has served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Mogadishu, Rwanda, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern/Southern Watch, Nobel Eagle and most recently Enduring and Iraqi Freedom with four tours in theater. Lt. Col. DeMarco holds three masters degrees in Military Arts and Science, American Military University, VA, Military Operational Art and Science, Air University, AL, and Airpower Art and Science from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, AL. His research at the Hoover Institution will focus on issues concerning strategic leadership and communication in a war time environment.

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May the Best Ideas Win By J. William DeMarco.

May the Best Ideas Win

by Lieutenant Colonel Joseph William "Bill" DeMarcovia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Eisenhower took office at a time of wars both cold and hot. One of his first actions was a complete rethinking of foreign policy. Our next president could learn from Ike’s example. By J. William DeMarco.