Frederick H. Black, LTC
Strategy & Policy
Lieutenant Colonel Frederick H. Black, Jr., U.S. Army, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1994. He holds an M.A. (2002) and a Ph.D. (2005) in History from Florida State University under the direction of Dr. Donald D. Horward. His dissertation entitled “Diplomatic Struggles: British Support in Spain and Portugal, 1800-1810,” focused on British diplomatic efforts in the Iberian Peninsula during the Napoleonic era.
LTC Black is a Field Artillery officer whose most recent assignment was as the Fires and Effects Coordinator for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division based out of Fort Stewart, GA during a yearlong deployment in Al Anbar Province, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND). Among other assignments he was the Executive Officer (XO) for 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, and the Operations Officer (S-3) for the 3rd Infantry Division Special Troops Battalion for fifteen months. He served on the 3rd Infantry Division staff during the Division’s deployment to Iraq for the OIF “Surge” of 2007-2008. From 2002-2005, LTC Black was assigned as an Instructor and Assistant Professor in the History Department at West Point where he taught the two semester core course in military history. He served as course director for both the advanced sections of the military history course and also an elective on the Napoleonic era. In 2003, he deployed to Iraq in the opening months of OIF, where he served on the staff of an Artillery Brigade for a period of three months. As a junior officer, LTC Black served in rocket Artillery units in Korea and Fort Bragg, NC, including fifteen months in command of a firing battery in Korea from 1999-2000.
LTC Black is a graduate of the Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), and the Command and General Staff College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, and the Parachutists Badge.
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