Lieutenant Colonel “Remi” M. Hajjar is a native of Wheaton, Illinois. He graduated the United States Military Academy on May 29, 1993.
In his first assignment, he served in the 25th Infantry Division’s 125th Military Intelligence Battalion as ground surveillance systems platoon leader and the executive officer and acting company commander for the headquarters company. He also served as the deputy chief in the intelligence section of the 3-4 Cavalry Squadron.
In his second assignment, LTC Hajjar commanded an advanced initial training company that provided the Army with competent human intelligence, counterintelligence, ground surveillance systems, and imagery intelligence Soldiers.
LTC Hajjar served as a faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Sciences in Leadership from 2002 – 2005, and in that tour he served as the acting director of the sociology program from 2004-2005; taught sociological theory, introductory sociology, military leadership, and the senior thesis seminar; served as the West Point Special Olympics Officer In-Charge in 2004 and 2005; and graduated and served as a mentor in the Master Teacher Program.
He directed an Army Culture Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and he helped to build this new, unique organization that provides the US Army and other branches of service with mission-focused cross-cultural education and training.
In Afghanistan in 2008, LTC Hajjar conducted strategic-level targeting intelligence and provided leadership within the target support cell of the combined joint intelligence staff at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul. He frequently briefed recommendations to the top commanding general, COMISAF, to designate enemy leaders, facilitators, and technicians as priority targets.
In Iraq in 2009 – 2010, LTC Hajjar served as a military advisor to senior Iraqi intelligence officers and provided leadership within an US advisory unit in the Multi-National Security Transition Command in Baghdad.
He presently serves as the Director of the Sociology Program, and is an Academy Professor. He has published, researched, and instructed in the areas of cultural sociology, military sociology, cross-cultural competence, cultural diversity, education, and leadership. Academic affiliations (past and present) include the American Sociological Association, Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, Eastern Sociological Society, North Central Sociological Association, and the Proteus Futures Working Group. He has presented dozens of papers, and organized and presided on academic panels.
PL300 Military Leadership
PL361 Social Research Methods
PL488D Cinematic Images of War and the Military
LD700 Organizational Culture and Socialization
PL482 Armed Forces & Society
Hajjar, Remi M. (2014). “Military Warriors as Peacekeeper-Diplomats: Building Productive Relationships with Foreign Counterparts in the Contemporary Military Advising Mission,” Armed Forces & Society October.
Hajjar, Remi M. (2014). “Emergent Postmodern US Military Culture.” Armed Forces & Society 40 (1): 119-145.
Hajjar, Remi (2014). “What Lessons did We (Re-) Learn about Military Advising after 9/11?” Military Review November-December.
McCoy, Eric, Remi Hajjar, and Irving Smith III (2014). "Auditory Feedback: An Innovative Teaching Tool," Academic Exchange Quarterly 17 (3).
Hajjar, Remi M. (2014). “Military Cross-Cultural Competence.” PL300 Military Leadership Course Reader. Pp. 495-505. New York: McGraw Hill Education.
Hajjar, Remi (2011). “Insights for All Military Advisors: Lessons from Iraq.” Air Land Sea Bulletin, Issue 2011-3, (September): 19-23.
Hajjar, Remi M. (2010). “A New Angle on the U.S. Military’s Emphasis on Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: Connecting In-Ranks’ Cultural Diversity to Cross-Cultural Competence.” Armed Forces and Society 36 (2): 247-263.
Hajjar, Remi (2007). “Sociological Theory: Course Guide.” In Patricia Lengermann and Gillian Niebrugge (Eds.). Research Book for Teaching SociologicalTheory. Pp. 122-148. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.
Hajjar, Remi (2006). “The Army’s New TRADOC Culture Center.” Military Review, 136(6), (November-December): 89-92.
Zeytoonian, Dan, and Laura Geldhof, Remi Hajjar, et al (2006). “Intelligent Design.” Special Warfare, 19(3): 22-29.
Hajjar, Remi and Morten G. Ender (2006). “Harnessing the Power of Culture and Diversity for Organizational Performance.” In Doug Crandall (Editor), Leadership Lessons from West Point. Pp. 313-337. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass (Wiley).
Hajjar, Remi (2005). “The Public Military High School: A Powerful Educational Possibility.” Armed Forces and Society 32 (1): 44-62.
Hajjar, Remi and Morten G. Ender (2005). “McDonaldization in the US Army: A Threat to the Profession.” In Don M. Snider and Lloyd J. Matthews (Editors), The Future of the Army Profession. Pp. 515-530. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Custom Publishing Company.
Hajjar, Remi (2005). “Leveraging Culture to Lead Effectively.” Leader to Leader Special Supplement: 67-73.
Hajjar, Remi (2005). “A Unique Case of Homework Effort and Final Course Grade.” Excellence in Teaching at USMA: Classroom Research Projects from the Master Teacher Program. Pp. 28-30. West Point, NY: Center for Teaching Excellence.
Hajjar, Remi (2004). “Introductory Sociology: Course Guide.” In James P. Sikora and Njeri Mbugua (Eds.). Introductory Sociology Resource Manual. Pp. 93-103. Washington, DC: American Sociological Association.
Cultural and Military Sociology; Cross-Cultural Competence; Cultural Diversity; Military Advising Mission; Education; Leadership