Matthew Moten, a writer, historian, and rancher, retired from the U.S. Army in 2014 after over thirty-two years of service. A 1982 graduate of West Point, Moten began his career in armor and cavalry assignments in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He taught history at the Military Academy and later served as speechwriter and legislative adviser to the Army Chief of Staff. He is an Iraq war veteran and former head of the department of history at West Point. Mat joined the Catalyzer facilitation team in 2016.Moten holds a Doctorate in History from Rice University and specializes in American political-military relations. His books include The Delafield Commission and the American Military Profession, Between War and Peace: How America Ends Its Wars, and Presidents and Their Generals: An American History of Command in War. He was a historical adviser on Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The Vietnam War.
He currently divides his time between ranching and writing. He raises cattle and goats on his ranch in Burnet County, Texas. He and his wife, Margaret, a yoga instructor and Goodwill Central Texas board member, have two adult children and live in Austin, Texas.