Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis

Presentations: Collision Course / Progressive Evil

Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis (US Army, Ret.) is a Washington, DC-based broadcast national security and foreign policy analyst with 24 years of extensive experience speaking on tough issues with most major broadcast and cable television and radio outlets to include Fox News and CNN. He is an author having been both a columnist for conservative outlets with more than 800 published articles on national security and geopolitical issues. His books include Progressive Evil, Alliance of Evil, The Deeper State, Future War and Never Submit, and most recently, the forthcoming Give Me Liberty, Not Marxism.

Maginnis was a Fox News analyst during Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as a member of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s retired military analyst program from 2002 to 2006. Bob is a long-time Pentagon insider having served as an active duty officer on the task force. He works at the Pentagon as a project manager supervising a team of international affairs experts as well as directing an Army War College-hosted course training Army officers to plan engagements with foreign partners.

He has extensive overseas work experience – Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. That experience helps his current service as the vice president for operations and project manager at the Pentagon for MESMO Inc., a Maryland-based small business that specializes in language services, intelligence analysis and security cooperation for the U.S. Government.

Bob has extensive policy experience having served as a vice president for policy at the Washington, DC-based Family Research Council where he focused on human rights, religious freedom, illicit drug policy, foreign affairs and national security. In that capacity he advised senior government officials, spoke internationally and worked with international bodies such as the United Nations. He remains the FRC senior fellow for national security.

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey. His special military training includes Ranger and airborne schools, Command & General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College Strategist Course as well as the Defense Language Institute.