Military Fellows & Scholars

Army War College Fellows



LTC Michael S. McFadden

Lt. Col. Michael S. McFadden is a Master Aviator with more than 26 years military service. He is a native of Mandeville, LA. He enlisted in the Army in 1987 as a Combat Medic, serving six years with duty assignments in Germany and later as a Flight Medic with the 10th Mountain Division. He was commissioned in 1996 through Virginia Commonwealth University and received an MBA from Touro College.

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COL Patrick Kaune

Col. Patrick Kaune graduated from Ohio State University and earned a commission as an Armor Officer in 1992. His assignments include Tank Platoon Leader for B/2-8 CAV and the HHC Executive Officer, Fort Hood, TX; Battalion Intelligence Officer for 1-9 IN, Camp Casey, Korea; Assistant Battalion S3 for 297th MI Battalion, Fort Gordon, GA; 10th Aviation Brigade Intelligence Officer and Collection Manager for CJTF Mountain, Commander of HHOC 110th Military Intelligence Battalion and HHC 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Fort Drum, NY; and G2 Operations Officer, ACE Chief, and 2nd Brigade Intelligence Officer, 1st Armored Division. Kaune was promoted to the rank of colonel at a Syracuse University ceremony in February 2016.

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LTC Patricia K. Hagen

Lt. Col. Patricia K. Hagen joins INSCT having most recently served as the Executive Officer for the Oregon National Guard’s Joint Forces Garrison Command, consisting of four commands, four teams, and two companies. She facilitates directorate level coordination in support of combat unit training and domestic operational focus during federal and state emergencies …

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COL Clyde “Mike” Buckley

Col. Clyde “Mike” Buckley enlisted in the US Army in 1984. Rising through the ranks to Staff Sergeant, he attended the Benning School for Boys in Columbus, GA, the esteemed institute of higher learning often referred to as Officer Candidate School (OCS) …

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LTC Craig Baumgartner

LTC Craig Baumgartner

Lt. Col. Craig Baumgartner joins INSCT having most recently served as commander of the 15th Engineer Battalion, Conn Barracks, Schweinfurt Garrison, Germany. He took command of the 15th Engineer Battalion in June 2010, and in October 2010 he led the unit during its support of operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. During this deployment, the battalion conducted more than 67 separate projects and completed an estimated $6.7 million worth of construction efforts …

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Casey Carey

COL Casimir “Casey” Carey III

Col. Casimir “Casey” Carey III is a military intelligence officer with more than 23 years of commissioned service and three years of overseas deployments: Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Kuwait; Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq; deployment to Qatar; and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan …

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Geoff Stevens

COL Geoffrey D. Stevens

Col. Geoffrey D. Stevens was Army War College Fellow at INSCT from 2011 to 2012. He is an experienced practitioner of national security, serving as an officer in the Army for 23 years, specializing in the fields of explosive ordnance disposal, counter-improvised explosive device operations, and joint and interagency operations …

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Gen. Wayne A. Downing Scholars

Don Canterna

MAJ Don Canterna

Combating Terrorism Center, US Military Academy
Class of 2014

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Chris DeMure

MAJ Chris Demure

Combating Terrorism Center, US Military Academy
Class of 2011

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