Trump nominates army veteran as ambassador to Germany
July 28, 2020
Macgregor has made several appearances on Fox News as a security expert after retiring from the army in 2004. Trump nominated the former colonel to replace Richard Grenell, who stepped down from the role in June.
US President Donald Trump on Monday named a retired army colonel and outspoken critic of operations in the Middle East as ambassador to Germany.
Washington confirmed the nomination of Douglas Macgregor, a commentator on Fox News who has written about German military history, via a press release. The statement described the former colonel as a "widely recognized expert on force design and grand strategy."
The statement added: "He is a frequent radio and television commentator on national security affairs and his writings on military affairs have been influential in the transformation of United States ground forces, NATO, and the Israeli Defense Force."