Dave Dilegge

Dave Dilegge is a retired USMCR Intelligence and Counterintelligence / HUMINT officer. He is also a former USMC civilian intelligence analyst and worked several years in the private sector. He served with the 1st Marine Division during Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 he was the recipient of the National Military Intelligence Association’s Colonel Donald G. Cook Award for his work in supporting USMC and DoD urban operations analysis, wargaming and experimentation. He is currently a Director at the Small Wars Foundation and is Editor-in-Chief of Small Wars Journal. His son David is an Infantry Sergeant currently serving in the Army's 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized).

"The Constitution is inconvenient, deal with it."

Many thanks Gian. Continue on for the acknowledgment.

Excerpt from Acknowledgements in David Kilcullen’s new book Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla.

SWJ postings will be light, if at all, through Saturday. Heading to Ft. Benning for my Son’s Army Infantry Basic graduation and Turning Blue ceremony. This ole Marine is quite proud!

3 August post on COIN continues to evoke stimulating commentary...

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