Colonel Michael Arnold


Michael Arnold, representing the US Army, is a national security affairs fellow for the academic year 2014-15 at the Hoover Institution.

Colonel Michael Arnold was commissioned in the US Army in 1993 as a logistics officer.  In his first assignment in Germany, he was deployed to support peacekeeping operations in Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia Herzegovina.  In 1997, he was assigned to Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he was deployed to support Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait and then Exercise Bright Star in Egypt.  In 2000 Colonel Arnold attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and received a master’s degree.  He was subsequently assigned as an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.  In 2006, Colonel Arnold was assigned as the chief of plans and then as battalion executive officer in the Republic of Korea. In 2f08, Colonel Arnold deployed to Iraq where he focused on the responsible drawdown of forces, on redeployment he served as the professor of military science for the Army ROTC Program at San Diego State University.  He also began work in the PhD program at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego.  In 2011, Colonel Arnold was assigned as battalion commander for a US Army strategic seaport in Beaumont, Texas.  On completion of that command, Colonel Arnold served as the assistant chief of staff for logistics for the 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.

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Changing Times And Methods At The Defense Logistics Agency

by Colonel Michael Arnoldvia
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has to thoroughly understand the requirements of its customers wherever they are in the world. It must understand what the 80,000 Soldiers who make up U.S. Army Pacific need and how those needs differ from those of Soldiers who serve under U.S. Army Central.

An Army of None?

by Colonel Michael Arnoldvia Hoover Digest
Monday, April 20, 2015

Why the United States still needs a versatile, cost-effective Army.