Michael P. Ferguson

Michael Ferguson is a U.S. Army Infantry officer with nearly 13 years of enlisted and commissioned experience. As an enlisted infantryman, he served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, including twelve months fighting al-Qaeda in Iraq in the Battle of Ramadi from 2005-2006. After serving as a Ranger Instructor, Mr. Ferguson published an extensive Master of Science thesis on the operational and ideological convergence of Soviet revolution theory and Sunni feudalism, earning his commission. He currently teaches Paratroopers how to sharpen their sticks in the 82nd Airborne Division.

This monograph uses the backdrop of Fehrenbach’s classic to investigate how militaries build preparedness, primarily among their infantry ranks.