Lieutenant Colonel Michael L. Burgoyne, U.S. Army, is a Foreign Area Officer currently serving in a national level policy assignment in Washington DC. He previously served as the Army Attaché in Mexico, where he routinely traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as numerous other Mexican states facing serious security challenges. He has extensive experience in the Western Hemisphere and while serving as the Andean Ridge Desk Officer at U.S. Army South he managed Army Staff Talks with the Colombian Army.
LTC Burgoyne deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in command and staff positions. He was a counterinsurgency trainer at the National Training Center and co-authored The Defense of Jisr al-Doreaa, a tactical primer on counterinsurgency. He holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona and an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University. He was featured on BBC Radio and has published several articles on security in the Western Hemisphere, insurgency, transnational organized crime, and defense policy.