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Peter VanAmburgh

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Part-time Clinical Assistant Professor
Industrial-Organizational Master's Program

Peter VanAmburgh received a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University in 2003. He is the President of 1Mission Leadership LLC, a consulting, training and professional services company and Mission Systems, LLC a manufacturing and sales business both located in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA. In 2012, he retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel after 28 years of demanding leadership roles from company/team through brigade command in Long Range Surveillance, Special Forces and Intelligence units. He holds master’s degrees from Kennesaw State University and the U.S. Army War College, and is a graduate of a host of military schools including Special Forces, Ranger, Jumpmaster, HALO and the Counterintelligence Special Agent course. He has the benefit of possessing unique technical competencies as well as experience leading large organizations and highly skilled multinational teams in combat operations, humanitarian missions and other activities in over 15 countries around the world. In addition to his military service, he has three years of law enforcement, eight years in business, and over ten years of teaching experience at undergraduate through doctoral level. 

Dr. VanAmburgh values integrity, loyalty, service and action. His work bridges the strategic to the tactical, and his teaching is as valuable for senior executives as to their first line supervisors. He is a master at strategic planning, deciphering culture, and developing action plans that deliver results. He is also a lifelong learner who lives his favorite mantra, “If you are not getting better – you must be getting worse.” Dr. VanAmburgh recently authored the book "One Mission to Africa, Leadership Lessons for a Lifetime: Strategies for effective teamwork in multicultural, multinational, multi-agency and multijurisdictional undertakings." He is also an inventor and holds two US Patents for a Jeep hitch mounted rack system. His passion is passing on the hard-learned lessons from the battlefield, boardroom, classroom and the street, to the next generation of global leaders.

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