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PATRICK M. O’DONOGUE, a colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, is the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-7, I Marine Expeditionary Force. From August 1999 to June 2000 he was a student at the U.S. Army War College. His military career began when he was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from Oregon State University. Lieutenant Colonel O’Donogue is a Naval aviator and served in Operations DESERT SHIELD, SOUTHERN WATCH, and SILENT ASSURANCE. He earned an M.A. in National Strategy and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 1994.
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Authored by Colonel Patrick M. O'Donogue.
The author highlights the significant and ongoing contribution of the U.S. Army in deterring war, executing smaller-scale contingencies, and shaping the security environment. He advocates a robust, pro- active Army presence for the foreseeable future. Such a presence will ensure the promotion and protection of U.S. national interests in the region.