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  Mackay Jr., Leo S.
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NameLeo S. Mackay Jr.
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, Texas , United States
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Born August 15, 1961 (61 years)
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InfoA 1983 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Mackay was a Secretary of the Navy Distinguished
Midshipman Graduate. He completed pilot training in 1985, graduating at the top of his class. He was a
member of Fighter Squadron Eleven for three years, conducting operational deployments to the North
Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. He completed Naval Fighter Weapons School (Topgun), and
compiled 235 carrier landings and 1,000 hours in the F-14. His military decorations include the Defense
Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
From 1989 to 1993, Dr. Mackay was a Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University, earning a master's degree
in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in political and economic analysis
from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He was a Harvard MacArthur Scholar, a Graduate Prize
Fellow and a Research Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs. In 1992, he taught
military history and western civilization at the Naval Academy and was a Special Guest Fellow at the
Brookings Institution. His writings have appeared in the Naval War College Review, New Republic,
Proceedings, The Washington Times, and The Dallas Morning News.
Following his Naval Academy assignment, Dr. Mackay served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
from 1993 to 1995 as military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security
Policy. Leaving active duty military service in 1995, Dr. Mackay joined the corporate staff of Lockheed
Martin, where he became Director of Market Development. He left Lockheed Martin in 1997 to join Bell
Helicopter.
Dr. Mackay is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic
Studies, and the U.S. Naval Institute.


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