WASHINGTON -- H.R. McMaster, former national security advisor to President Donald Trump, will be a visiting fellow for the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University starting this fall.
McMaster will serve in multiple roles, lecturing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in management and the Hoover Institution at Stanford, according to a press release from the university.
Few would doubt his credentials to teach. In addition to a 34 year career of military service, McMaster earned his PhD in American history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. The former soldier held multiple senior leadership positions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
McMaster retired from the Army in June as a three-star general, the last year of which was spent as national security advisor with the Trump Administration, McMaster was a strong voice in warnings on North Korea and assessments of Russian cyber espionage threats.
However, his style reportedly clashed with that of Trump, who sometimes took to Twitter to air grievances or disagreements with McMaster. In March, Trump officially replaced McMaster with John Bolton.
“H.R. has successfully tackled some of the country’s most complex military and diplomatic challenges by incorporating his rich experience with fact-based research to arrive at big ideas and strategies to make our country better, making his return to Hoover a great fit,” said Tom Gilligan, Director of the Hoover Institution.