Michael L. Burgoyne is a US Army Foreign Area Officer, has served in various policy and security cooperation positions in the Americas including assignments as the Army Attaché in Mexico and the Andean Ridge Desk Officer at US Army South. He deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in command and staff positions and served as the Defense Attaché in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is the co-author of The Defense of Jisr al-Doreaa, a tactical primer on counterinsurgency. He holds an M.A. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University.