Instructor Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations of the United States Army War College
Colonel Douglas Winton is a Faculty Instructor in the Department of Military Strategy, Planning, and Operations of the United States Army War College. He received his commission as Field Artillery Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1991. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. He has served previously in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 41st FA Brigade, USMA Social Sciences Department (Assistant Professor of Economics), 3rd Infantry Division, 214th Fires Brigade, and 4th Infantry Division. COL Winton commanded 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery from 2009-2011. His combat experience includes two deployments to Iraq (including service as the Executive Officer for 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division in Ramadi from January 2007 - April 2008) and one deployment to Afghanistan (served as the Deputy Commander for 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in Kandahar from June 2011- May 2012). His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 2 OLC, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 OLC, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 OLC, the OIF and OEF Campaign Medals, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Combat Action Badges. Colonel Winton holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is completing a Ph.D. in International Relations at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC. His dissertation addresses whether urban combat is a “great equalizer” for disparate military forces by examining battles in Grozny, Fallujah, and Gaza.