John B. Alexander

John B. Alexander

John B. Alexander

Colonel John B. Alexander was commissioned an Infantry Officer after finishing as honor graduate from Officer Candidate School, 23 April 1963. His first duty assignment on active duty was as an executive officer of an A-team in C Company, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). | During his 32-year career, Colonel Alexander held many key positions in Special Operation, intelligence and research and development. He commanded Special Forces “A” Teams in Vietnam and Thailand. His last assignment was as Director, Advanced Systems Concepts Office, United States Army Laboratory Command. | Retiring from the Army, Dr. Alexander joined Los Alamos National Laboratory Command were he became internationally known for his development of Non-lethal Defense. Dr. Alexander was a U.S. delegate on four NATO studies and an advisor to CINC Operations Command, the National Intelligence Council, and served on a National Academy of Sciences study of non-lethal weapons. | His book, Future War, has a foreword written by author Tom Clancy.

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    Fort Benning, Georgia

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