Small Wars Journal

RIP Colonel John J. 'Jack' McCuen

Colonel John J. 'Jack' McCuen - March 30, 1926 to July 18, 2010.

Col. McCuen was an author, lecturer, business executive and a consultant on Irregular Warfare, Counterinsurgency and Hybrid War. He was a 1948 graduate of West point and earned a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University's School of International Affairs. He commanded a dual paratroop/Armored Cavalry Squadron in Germany, was Director of Internal Defense and Development Studies and Chairman of the First Current Affairs Panel at the US Army War College at Carlisle, PA. He was the author of The Art of Counter-Revolutionary War -- The Strategy of Counter- Insurgency which during the 1960's -- 1970's was on the Department of the Army's "required reading" list. After retirement from the Army, he was General Dynamics Chief of Abrams Tank Training and then later General Dynamics Manager of Field Operations, having a hundred of his men and women in Desert Storm with Abrams Tank units. Beloved husband of Gloria S. for 61 years. Dear father of John J. Jr. (Vera) and Les S. (Theresa). Grandfather of Matthew, Haley, Christopher, Vitale and Victoria. Also survived by his pet dogs Tanker, Tillie and Ruby. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward, (btwn 13-14 Mile), Thursday 4-8p.m. Memorial tributes to Almost Home, P.O. Box 250602, West Bloomfield, MI 48325.