Official biography

Colonel Robert Wade Duggleby, Jr.

Professor of National Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Colonel Robert Duggleby is a professor of national security studies at the George C. Marshall European Center of Security Studies. He arrived to the Marshall Center in August 2012. Prior to that, he was the senior defense official/defense attaché in Hungary.

Colonel Duggleby graduated with a bachelor degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University in 1985, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the field artillery through the Reserve Officer Training Course. His first assignment was with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment in the 3rd Armored Division in Germany. In 1989, he was assigned to Fort Bragg, N.C. as an infantry brigade targeting officer, and jumped into Panama in support of Operation Just Cause. In 1990 he deployed again for Operation Desert Storm/Shield, and returned in 1991 as an assistant operations officer. He took command of C-Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment in 1992.

Colonel Duggleby undertook the Army's four-year Eurasian foreign area officer training program, which included learning Russian, earning a master's degree in Russian and East European studies from Florida State University in 1996, and internships in varions countries of the former Soviet Union. He returned to Fort Bragg for two more years, and was then selected to be the defense and Army attaché to Uzbekistan in July 2001, during which time he orchestrated the basing and sustainment of U.S. forces at Kharshi-Khanabad air base as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

From 2003-2006 Colonel Duggleby served on the joint staff at the Pentagon, and then attended the U.S. Army War College. In July 2008 he went to Budapest, Hungary, where he served as the defense and Army attaché then as senior defense official and defense attaché to the Republic of Hungary.

Colonel Duggleby's military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with two devices, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two devices, the Army Commendation Medal with two devices, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with three devices, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead device, among others.