Gene McConville, Colonel, US Army, Diplomat
Gene McConville is a soldier, diplomat, and academic with a wealth of international experience concerning issues in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region. He was originally commissioned in the United States Army and spent several years as a military diplomat in Nigeria, South Africa, Indonesia, and Pakistan.
Col. McConville has also served several tours in coalition and combat environments in Somalia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, from where he has recently returned. Currently, he is a faculty member assigned to the National Defense University, where he lectures extensively on international and national security issues. His areas of expertise include: Department of Defense, Interagency Collaboration/Operations, Embassy Operations, Political Military Affairs, Security Assistance, Counterterrorism, and Civil Military Reform.
Gene earned a BBA from St. Bonaventure University and an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He also completed the National Security Manager’s Program sponsored by the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University. He is proficient in Indonesian/Malay and has basic skills in Persian Farsi.
Gene McConville is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):