Brigadier General Guy T. Cosentino, USA
Brigadier General Guy “Tom” Cosentino assumed command on 30 July 2013 as the 28th Commandant of the National War College. His previous position was as Deputy Director for Political-Military Affairs for the Middle East, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5), on the Joint Staff in the Department of Defense. As Deputy Director he prepared and provided best military advice on planning/policy recommendations to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense on regional matters under consideration by the Interagency and the President. Prior to the Joint Staff, BG Cosentino was Deputy Commanding General for Regional Support, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (USDP) and later as Senior Policy Advisor to the USDP.
BG Cosentino’ s U.S. Army career has spanned 28 years and includes numerous operational and strategic assignments to include Chief of Strategy, Plans, and Assessments in Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq. He has served as a strategist in the Secretary of Defense’s Strategy Office, Chief of Strategy and Plans in 8th USA-Korea, was an intelligence company commander and an armor officer. He was also an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the U.S. Military Academy.