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CPT Mackenzie Colella

​Instructor (American Politics)

US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: Lincoln Hall 212
Phone: 845.938.3458

Captain Mackenzie Colella is an American Politics Instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point.  He commissioned as an Infantry officer in 2008 and served as a platoon leader and executive officer in the Third Infantry Division, deploying to Anbar Province, Iraq from 2010-2011.  CPT Colella then served as a staff officer and company commander in the 173rd Airborne Brigade, deploying to Ghazni Province, Afghanistan from 2012-2013. 

CPT Colella holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Minors in Arabic Language and Military History from the Virginia Military Institute.  He also holds a Master in Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. 

He and his wife Katy Ann have been married for nine years.