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Col. William R. McKinney


MA in Political Science from the University of Colorado and a BS from the US Military Academy


Colonel William R. McKinney (US Army, Ret.) is a Visiting Scholar at the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Adjunct Fellow for Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Colonel McKinney formerly served as the Northeast Asia Policy Branch Chief and the Senior Country Director for the Koreas; Northeast Asia Policy Division, HQ, US Pacific Command (USPACOM). He also supported USPACOM missions as the Director of the DPRK Strategic Focus Group (SFG) and Deputy of Strategy and Policy Division. With over 45 years of experience in Asian Affairs, Colonel McKinney has provided his analysis and insight to the US government, international organizations and private businesses. Colonel McKinney also graduated from the US Army War College and Korean Army Staff College.