Who H. R. McMaster is? 3 things to know about Trump national security adviser

Gen., Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster was appointed as the President of Trump national security adviser at the 20. February 2017.

He replaces Michael Flynn, resigned over revelations that he misled the administration about his communication with a Russian official. Flynn is loaded, one of a number of persons, Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia investigation.

“General McMaster has served with distinction in the army of the United States for over three decades, and is now also enormous experience to bring to his new post as my National security Advisor,” Trump said in a statement at the time. To keep “my first duty as President, the American people safe. General McMaster has to protect the knowledge and foresight necessary to provide me with expert advise on how we are working to, the interests of the United States at home and abroad.”

In March, reports swirled that Trump was going to remove McMaster from his post – a move that has denied the White house.

“Just spoke to [Trump], and gen H. R. McMaster, contrary to reports, have good relations and there are no changes in the NSC,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted on may 15. March.

Here are three things to know about McMaster.

McMaster is a highly decorated officer

Gen H. R. McMaster is a highly decorated officer who earned the Silver Star for his heroism in the Gulf war.

(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

McMaster, 55, served in the U.S. army for more than three decades, earning numerous medals and honors, including a Purple Heart and Silver Star for his heroism during the Gulf war, especially during the Battle of 73 Easting.

It was during the Battle of 73 Easting – Desert Storm-tank battle in the year 1991, that the former captain of the McMaster group of only nine tanks, took and destroyed – more than 80 Iraqi tanks and a variety of other vehicles, according to the time, the profiles of McMaster when he was named one of the magazine’s 100 most Influential people. Does not lose its force, in a tank.

In 2016, the essay about the battle, McMaster-described “furious action” lasted for 23 minutes. He said that his team “finished, if it will shoot no more.”

“Although future battles will probably be fought against more capable enemies, and under more difficult and complex conditions, there are lessons that remain from battlefield victories, twenty-five years, relevant to the combat readiness wrote today and in the future”, McMaster. “Well-educated, self-confident, trains, and company form the basis for our army and the Joint force, the ability to fight.”

In addition to the service as a captain in the Gulf war, McMaster had also taken a decisive role in the Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the White house noted.

His college work was in a book

McMaster-the “breach of duty”, published in 1998, was based on the research that he used for his doctoral work, he reported, studied military history at the University of North Carolina, Raleigh News & Observer.

The book “is a stunning analysis of how and why the United States was described in an all-out and disastrous war in Vietnam, publishing house HarperCollins. McMaster studied, in particular, the role of the Joint Chiefs of Staff played in the war.

United Press International war correspondent Joseph Galloway told Politico magazine had consulted McMaster it on turning the dissertation into a book. Galloway said he was concerned about the impact that the book, together with his criticism of the leadership during the war on McMaster’s military career.


H. R. McMaster speaks during a discussion about Syria

“So, he writes the book while teaching a full load in West Point, stay to write until 2 am every night, and the book turned out perfect,” Galloway said.

Known for his vehement openness, it could be McMaster’s own penchant for honesty threw a wrench in his career.

McMaster over for a promotion to a one-star Brigadier General twice, according to Politico Magazine. He was finally promoted by a Jury headed by retired gen. David Petraeus – someone who noticed the Washington Post, was one of his lawyers.

He was the subject of a Tom Clancy book

McMaster’s insight in Tom Clancy’s non-fiction book “Armored Cav.” Gave the book “a penetrating look into an armoured cavalry regiment — the technology, the strategies and the people,” according to publisher Penguin Random House.

In his book, McMaster detailed Clancy ‘ the battle of 73 Easting. He revealed that he met his wife, Kathleen Trotter McMaster, when he played for West Point’s rugby team.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.

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