Mr. Gregory Macris currently works as a Faculty Seminar Leader at the National War College. Prior to his landing at NWC, he served as an assessor in the U.S. Department of State's Board of Examiners, evaluating candidates for the Foreign Service. Greg in 2020-21 was principal officer and consul general at Consulate Peshawar, Pakistan. Earlier overseas tours include Political Counselor and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna, and Political/Economic Counselor and A/DCM at U.S. Embassy Lisbon. He was also a consular officer in the Dominican Republic; a political officer in Spain, Ecuador, and Cyprus; and head of a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Parwan, Afghanistan. Domestically, Greg worked as deputy director in the State Department's Office of Western European Affairs, served two tours in State's Operations Center, and worked as a Staff Assistant in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Greg represented the State Department in the 20-02 NDU CAPSTONE course, is a 2012 Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University. He is the recipient of eight Department Superior Honor Awards, the 2012 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Strategic Writing Award won while an NWC student, and the 2007 Sinclaire Award for hard language study. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Greek, and basic German. A native of Washington DC, Greg is married and father to three children, aged 25, 23, and 19. His pastimes include automobiles, travel, golf, and lately, an 18 month-old German Shorthaired Pointer mix.