Major General Malcolm Frost
(USA, Retired, USMA 1988)

Leader development, change management, strategic communications, operational planning, risk management, organizational development, team building, media relations, crisis communications and keynote speaking.

Malcolm graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1988. Throughout his 31-year career, Malcolm served in numerous strategic and operational leadership, command, and operations director positions in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

Malcolm led the Army’s initial entry training enterprise responsible for annually transforming 130K civilian volunteers into soldiers who are disciplined, fit, skilled, and imbued with values. He served as the Director (Chief) of Public Affairs where he developed and led all strategic communications plans and roll-outs, national media relations, and community engagement for the Army. As Deputy Director for Operations, he led planning and operations of the U.S. Dept. of Defense National Military Command Center performing worldwide monitoring, crisis action, and strategic nuclear and current operational watch functions for our nation’s leaders. As Director of Operations, U.S. Army Pacific, he led operations, training, planning, and exercise development in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Malcolm has deployed to combat several times in a variety of leadership and command positions. He deployed to Bosnia-Hercegovina as a company commander in 1995. He deployed twice to Iraq as commander of an 800-soldier Cavalry Squadron operating in Tal Afar during the Surge in 2006-7, and commander of a 5K soldier Stryker Brigade Combat Team operating in Diyala, Salah ad Din, and Kirkuk provinces in 2010-11. Additionally, he deployed as director of operations of a 4K soldier airborne brigade task force in Afghanistan in 2002-3.

Scholarly Work/Publications/Awards:
Malcolm’s September 14, 2010, Washington Times OpEd, “FROST: From combat to new dawn in Iraq” related the challenges of transition from combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom to advise and assist operations during Operation New Dawn. His April, 2018 Association of the U.S. Army Magazine, “Back to the Basics with Pride and Discipline” article discussed the complete overhaul of Basic Combat Training (boot camp) in the Army. He has numerous military awards to include two Distinguished Service medals, three Bronze Star Medals, the Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal for valor, and Combat Infantryman Badge for combat service in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also earned the U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award for reconstruction, civic and humanitarian achievements while serving in Iraq.

MA, Strategic Studies including the National Security Policy Program, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA
MA, Human Resources Development, Webster University, Kansas City, KS
BS, Human Resources Management, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY