Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Upcoming AFA Mitchell Institute Forum: The Department of Defense in an Era of Constrained Budgets: Smaller and Less Capable is Not the Only Option 

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Mitchell Institute will discuss a concept known as the Macgregor Transformation Model--an approach that promises a reduction in the overall size of the Department of Defense; a substantial reduction in operating costs; and an increase in combat capability. 

WHO: Retired Navy Admiral Mark Fitzgerald, retired Air Force Lieutenant General David Deptula, and retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor. 

WHAT: Discussion of operational innovation in a constrained budget environment.  

WHY: As sequestration erodes military readiness, eliminates weapon systems, and reduces personnel, the Services need to consider organizational change.  Preserving the status quo with fewer assets will result in significantly reduced combat capability - a risky proposition given the burgeoning array of challenges America faces around the globe. Our panel will discuss an alternate path forward through the lens of the Macgregor Transformation Model (MTM) - an approach that allows for a reduction in the overall size of the Department of Defense; affords a substantial reduction in operating costs; and yields an increase in combat capability.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  

WHERE: Capitol Hill Club      300 First St SE      Washington, D.C. 20003  
All Mitchell Hours are free to the public.

To register for this event, please go to For additional information, contact Doug Birkey at or 703-247-5804.  

ABOUT THE MITCHELL INSTITUTE FOR AIRPOWER STUDIES: The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. It takes its name from America’s most famous and arguably greatest airman, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, General Mitchell’s tireless and dedicated effort to expand airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. For more information, visit

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Special Conference 19 November 2013

The Macgregor Transformation Model (MTM) is growing in support on Capital Hill as well as the top ranks of our military as a way to construct a better U.S. military force despite the necessary cuts to balance America's federal budget. MTM is a way forward through the defense down-cycle so excellence is improved on regardless of whether budgets are up or down--creating efficiencies by smart reorganization and force structure can be design not cost-driven.

Learn more about MTM by attending a special conference at the Capital Hill Club, on 19 November, from 0800 to 0900!

Print Press and TV/internet Journalists are Welcome!

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NSA Snooping

October 31, 2013 - 07:20 PM

By George Jackson 

Macgregor interview October 29, 2013

The White House has been in hot water over more leaked NSA reports indicating the U.S. spied on foreign allies. A Wall Street Journal report says President Obama didn't know about the size and scope of the surveillance programs.

Col. Douglas Macgregor (U.S. Army, ret.), executive vice president of the Burke-Macgregor Group, discussed that and other topics with Capital Insider.