William Preston McLaughlin is a Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a Master's in Military Studies from the USMC Command and Staff College; a Master's in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College; and an M.A. in American History from George Mason University. He is a Joint Qualified Officer with duty at the Joint Warfighting Center, and a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College. He currently works as an Adjunct Professor of National Security for the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security where he has been teaching Low Intensity Conflict and National Security. He previously served as a Faculty Adviser, Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Security Force School, and on the staff and as Adjunct Faculty at The Citadel.