Arthur C. Macdougall
GS 15, Joint Staff J6
Course Director Joint C4I Cyber Course (JC4ICSOC)
Art Macdougall grew up in rural Maine and attended the University of Maine where he graduated in 1980 with
a BA in Political Science and a Regular Army commission as 2nd LT from the ROTC program (Distinguished
Military Student and Distinguished Military Graduate). His military career spanned more than 20 years of
active service in units that ranged from Strategic/National to Tactical. Specific assignments included joint
assignments at USACOM/USJFCOM, NATO’s HQs LANDSOUTHEAST (in Izmir, Turkey), 1120th Signal
Battalion (Strategic Communications in Ogden, Utah), two tours with 3rd Infantry Division (in West Germany),
and the 11th Signal Brigade (Theater level at Ft. Huachuca, AZ). His assignments included Company and Field
grade commands and various staff positions. Prior to retirement he was designated a Joint Qualified Officer.
His career as a government civilian began in 2004 as a member of US Joint Forces Command J8 where he was
assigned as the deputy and later as division chief of the Joint Architecture Division. Key architecture projects
that the Division supported included the Mission Partner Environment (MPE), ISAF Headquarters with NATO,
Joint Information Environment (JIE), Joint Architecture Repository and Joint Mission Thread development.
When US Joint Forces Command was stood down, in 2011, he and his Division were transitioned to the Joint
Staff J8 and quickly migrated to the newly reestablished JS J6. In January 2016 he was selected as the JS J6
Director for the JC4I Cyber course.
Selected Military Deployments: JTF Bravo (Honduras) 1983; Afghanistan 2007 (Civilian as part of a NATO
team); IRAQ 2008 (Civilian as part of a USJFCOM J7 team)
Education: Civilian: BA, University of Maine, 1980; MSBA, Boston University, 1987
Military: Resident Army Command and General Staff (Fort Leavenworth, KS), 1994
Armed Forces Staff College, Phase II, 1997.