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David G. Fivecoat


For the past four years, Colonel David G. Fivecoat (US Army, Retired) has had helped enhance the leadership of hundreds of individuals and improve the alignment of dozens of companies on battlefields and in workshops as the managing partner for The Fivecoat Consulting Group (TFCG).

Previously, Fivecoat served 24 years as an infantry officer. He led men and women during contingency operations in Kosovo and Bosnia, three combat tours in Iraq, and a combat tour commanding a battalion in Afghanistan—more than 41 months in combat. He culminated his service by overseeing the gender integration of the US Army’s Ranger School.Fivecoat earned a bachelor of science in military history from the US Military Academy, a master of military arts and science from the US Army Command and General Staff College, and a master in national security strategy from the National War College. Also, he was the lead writer for the US Army Field Manual 3-24.2, Tactics in Counterinsurgency, as well as numerous articles.

Fivecoat’s military decorations include the Valorous Unit Award, four Bronze Star Medals, the Army Commendation Medal with V Device, the Ranger Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He is a distinguished member of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.

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