Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, National Security Advisor
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster is the 26th Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. He was commissioned in the United States Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1984. His command assignments in the United States Army include: Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning; Commander, Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force Shafafiyat (Transparency) in Kabul, Afghanistan; and Commander, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colorado and Iraq. He also served as Special Assistant to Commander, Multinational Force Iraq, and as an Assistant Professor of History at West Point. He served as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, and a Senior Consulting Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He holds a PhD in Military History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Thomas P. Bossert, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
Thomas P. Bossert is the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. In this capacity, he advises the President of the United States on homeland security and counterterrorism policy issues as well as cybersecurity, biodefense, and global health security. He coordinates the President’s Cabinet and ensures timely implementation of the President’s decisions and priorities and serves as the National Continuity Coordinator.
Mr. Bossert has 20 years of experience in senior executive government and private sector roles. He served last in government as the Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to the President George W. Bush and has held several other policy positions on the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council staff. Among other government positions, Mr. Bossert was a plank holder at the Department of Homeland Security, served as congressional staff, and in a federal prosecutor’s office.
Mr. Bossert was previously a Zurich Cyber Risk Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative and ran a risk management consulting firm.
Mr. Bossert earned his law degree from George Washington University and his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He was born and raised in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.