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COL (R) Douglas W Winton

Associate Professor, National Defense University

1 Year Membership

Member Since: 2009

Professional Bio

Dr. Douglas Winton joined the Eisenhower School faculty in 2022 after a 31-year career in the Army. His final assignment was as the Chair of the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations for four years and as the Henry L. Stimson Chair of Military Studies at the U.S. Army War College. His PhD is in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Dr. Winton’s dissertation research examines the role of technology in urban combat and argues that militaries that wish to pursue technological capabilities as their source of asymmetric advantage can effectively employ those capabilities when operating in cities. This conclusion, based on an examination of urban battles in Grozny, Fallujah, and Gaza, refutes the common perception that urban combat is a “great equalizer”.
Military effectiveness in cities, information as an element of combat power, military strategy, and campaign design comprise Dr. Winton’s ongoing research interests.
When in uniform, Dr. Winton served as a Field Artillery officer with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 41st FA Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (including two deployments for Operation Iraqi Freedom), 214th Fires Brigade, and 4th Infantry Division (including a deployment for Operation Enduring Freedom). Dr. Winton commanded 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery from 2009-2011.
Dr. Winton is an active member of his parish and Officers’ Christian Fellowship. He and his wife enjoy cycling on the roads and hiking the trails of northern Virginia and south-central Pennsylvania when they are not visiting their grown children or traveling to new adventures with friends.
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Chapter Name
Capitol Cannoneers - National Capitol Region
Award Recipient
Honorable Order of Saint Barbara