Major Adam E. MacAllister, USA. MAJ MacAllister is currently serving as a Counterterrorism Plans and Operations Officer, in USSOUTHCOM J3. He was commissioned through the United States Military Academy in 2003 and earned a BS in Political Science from the same. MAJ MacAllister graduated valedictorian and earned an MS in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in 2011. Prior to his current assignment, MAJ MacAllister has deployed four times, three times to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. At the tactical level he has served in positions ranging from Infantry Platoon Leader to Infantry Brigade Operations Officer and at the operational level he has been assigned to U.S. Army Europe G3 and the International Security Assistance Forces Commander’s Initiatives Group.