Jeffrey D. McCausland

Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy; Former Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council

Jeffrey McCausland is a former Carnegie Council Senior Fellow. He is the founder and CEO of Diamond6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC (http://diamondsixleadership.com/).

Since 2000, both domestic and internationally, Dr. McCausland has conducted numerous executive leadership development workshops and consulted for leaders in public education, U.S. government institutions, non-profit organizations, and corporations.

Dr. McCausland is a retired colonel from the U.S. Army and former dean of Academics at the U.S. Army War College. He is a visiting professor of national security at Dickinson College.

During his military career Dr. McCausland served in a variety of command and staff positions both in the United States and Europe during the Kosovo crisis and Operations Desert Shield and Storm.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, and the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He holds both a Masters and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Dr. McCausland is the co-author of Battle Tested! Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders, available September 1, 2020.

Featured Work

General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks to Wallace Strobel (23) and other paratroopers in England ahead of D-Day, June 5, 1944. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eisenhower_talks_with_502_PIR_in_England.jpg">Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie/National Archives USA/Public Domain</a>

MAY 15, 2020 Podcast

Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis, with Jeff McCausland

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life for everyone. From large corporations to small non-profits to schools to the military, leaders at all types of ...

General Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks to Wallace Strobel (23) and other paratroopers in England ahead of D-Day, June 5, 1944. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eisenhower_talks_with_502_PIR_in_England.jpg">Conseil Régional de Basse-Normandie/National Archives USA/Public Domain</a>

MAY 15, 2020 Transcript

Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis, with Jeff McCausland

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily life for everyone. From large corporations to small non-profits to schools to the military, leaders at all types of ...

CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/joewcampbell/3210907047/sizes/l">Joe Campbell</a> (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC</a>)

NOV 28, 2016 Article

Donald Trump. . . . . Commander-in-Chief

Donald Trump is now president-elect. Despite the bitter opposition that occurred throughout the campaign, all Americans should want him to be successful. This is particularly ...

OCT 6, 2016 Podcast

Major Security Challenges for the Next President

Afghanistan, terrorism, U.S.-Russia relations: Col. McCausland gives an expert analysis of all these security challenges and more. Yet he concludes on a hopeful ...

Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, India. CREDIT: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction#/media/File:Agni-II_missile_%28Republic_Day_Parade_2004%29.jpeg">Agência Brasil</a>

JAN 5, 2016 Podcast

Back to the Future? Battlefield Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

In this information-filled talk, Jeff McCausland, a retired U.S. Army colonel, explains why the India/Pakistan border may be the most dangerous place on ...

CREDIT: Gusta Johnson

NOV 7, 2014 Podcast

A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

In this candid and thoughtful conversation, General Dempsey tackles the difficult questions, from ISIS to Ebola to cyber threats. And throughout, he stresses the importance ...

<a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-157979030/stock-photo-ukraine-flag-waving-on-the-wind.html?src=iXvV-e5bPSLtxCyCHV4klA-1-0">Ukrainian flag</a> via Shutterstock

MAR 11, 2014 Article

Taking Effective and Practical Steps Regarding Ukraine

Putin's ultimate goal is to avoid having a Ukraine that is a Western outpost on his border. He needs to be shown that the policies ...

CREDIT: Dennis Doyle, Carnegie Council

AUG 29, 2011 Article

European/Eurasian Security and the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE)

What is the role of the CFE Treaty as part of contemporary European security architecture? How has it performed since its signing and what is ...

<a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B-61_bomb_rack.jpg" target=_blank">B-61 Bomb Rack</a>,  U.S. DOD (SSGT Phil Schmitten)

OCT 7, 2010 Article

Arms Control and the New Strategic Concept

As NATO leaders seek to agree upon a new Strategic Concept, there appear to be both new opportunities and challenges in applying arms control as ...

Training Afghan soldiers in Kandahar

NOV 6, 2009 Podcast

Afghanistan Briefing

"Afghanistan makes Iraq look easy," says U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.) Senior Fellow Dr. McCausland. His comprehensive and evenhanded briefing analyzes the situation on the ...