Michael Essary, who recently completed a six-month fellowship as a military executive on loan to Chicago media agency Starcom USA, has been promoted in the U.S. Army to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He previously served three combat tours in Iraq and two tours in Bosnia-Herzegovina as well as other overseas and stateside assignments. As a senior military officer, he oversees organizations responsible for informing and influencing foreign populations through psychological and deception operations, key leader engagements, military-civic action and public affairs. He is also responsible for understanding human behavior and how to best influence a population.
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