Colonel Alan G. Bourque (Retired)
U.S. Army War College
Professor (Colonel, Ret.) Alan G. Bourque is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Leader Development in the Center for Strategic Leadership and Development (CSLD) at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC). He serves as the Director, Senior Leader Seminar (SLS) ? Senior Development Course and develops courses and curriculum focused on the development of strategic leaders for the U.S. Army.
His U.S. Army career spanned 30 years leading and managing staffs and units at all levels. Commissioned into the United States Army through Army ROTC at Wake Forest University in 1981, he commanded two different nuclear capable field artillery batteries in both the US and Korea earning him the Fort Sill nomination for the Forces Command (FORSCOM) Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award.
At the executive level he commanded the 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division and as the Staff General Secretary, to the Commander, III (US) Corps and Fort Hood. At the United States Military Academy he served as the Director, Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic and Chief of Staff. For Operation Iraqi Freedom, he served as Chief, Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection for Multi-National Corps Iraq in Baghdad. In July 2008 he arrived at the USAWC as the Director, Command and Leadership Instruction (DCLM) and in June 2009 was appointed the Chief of Staff.
Prof Bourque?s degrees include: a BA in History from Wake Forest University, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri ? Kansas City and a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the USAWC.