Colonel Preston McLaughlin, USMC (Retired) recently had his review of Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite, 1956-1990 by James Stejskal featured in the January issue of Marine Corps Gazette. Colonel Preston McLaughlin was appointed an Associate Professor of National Security to the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in August 2017. He applies this expertise daily as he serves DMGS with excellence providing students with an understanding of trends in areas that are important for U.S. interests including military strategy and and helps them become strong candidates for national security work whether in the public or private sector.
Colonel Preston McLaughlin was appointed an Associate Professor of National Security to the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in August 2017. He also currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Aquilae Consulting Services, LLC. He previously served as the Deputy Program Manager for Operations and Support in the System High Corporation Support Team at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Security & Intelligence Directorate from 2012-2016.
Col. McLaughlin retired from active duty service following over 27 and a half years as a Marine Officer from 1983-2010. After retirement from the Marine Corps, Col. McLaughlin served on the Staff and as Adjunct Faculty of The Citadel, The Military College of SC as a Program Manager for the Krause Center for Leadership & Ethics and as Director of Cadet and Teach, Advise and Coach (TAC) Officer Professional Development from 2010-2012.