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LTC “Remi” M. Hajjar

Program Director, Sociology
Phone: 845.938.5630

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
PL393 Criminology
PL482 Armed Forces & Society