Oct. 24, 2021

Moments in Leadership - Andrew Milburn, Colonel, USMC (ret)

Moments in Leadership - Andrew Milburn, Colonel, USMC (ret)

Andy is a Marine infantry and special operations officer and has commanded in combat at every grade. As the commanding officer of the Marine Corps’ special operations regiment, he was selected to lead a multinational task force given the mission of defeat


Andy is a Marine infantry and special operations officer and has commanded in combat at every grade. As the commanding officer of the Marine Corps’ special operations regiment, he was selected to lead a multinational task force given the mission of defeating ISIS in Iraq. Andy retired in 2019 as the chief of staff of Special Operations Command Central, the headquarters responsible for the conduct of all US special operations throughout the Middle East. Since retiring, he has written a critically acclaimed memoir "When the Tempest Gathers", and a number of articles for national publications.  He is on the adjunct faculty of the Joint Special Operations University,  and teaches classes on leadership and ethics to mid-grade and senior officers at US, British and Canadian military schools.  He also teaches courses overseas to officers from countries across Africa, the Middle East and Asia.  He participates regularly in debates and forums concerning ethics, modern warfare and leadership. 

Find, buy, and review Andy's book here on Amazon (non-affiliate)
When the Tempest Gathers

Some of Andy's recent Articles:

Out of Africa: The Strategic Mistake of the US Disengagement from Somali

Losing Small Wars: Why US Military Culture Leads to Defeat

Punishing War Criminals – The Atlantic
When Not to Obey Orders – War on the Rocks
Breaking Ranks: Dissent and the Military Professional

Other Podcasts featuring Andy
Modern War Institute (Irregular Warfare Podcast):

An UnAmerican Way of War: Why the US Fails at Irregular Warfare
The Team House:  Military Culture and Leadership