Contributing Authors

Andrew Milburn

Andy Milburn served for 31 years as a Marine infantry and Special Operations officer with extensive experience in both planning and operations. He has commanded at battalion and regimental level, most recently leading a Combined Special Operations Task Force in the counter-ISIS campaign. A distinguished graduate of the School of Advanced Warfighting and the Marine Corps War College, he has served as a planner on MAGTF and component level staffs, and subsequently led the Plans Division in the J-5 at European Command. He finished his career as the Deputy Commander of Special Operations Command Central where he led the planning effort for a campaign designed to counter US adversaries in the “Gray Zone”. Since retirement he has taught the Special Operations Planning Course as part of the adjunct faculty at the Joint Special Operations University. His recent memoir, “When the Tempest Gathers”, has received widespread critical acclaim.

Books by Andrew Milburn

MAGTF: The MAGTF Operations & Planning SMARTbook