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MAJ John Heist

US Army
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Office Location: TH 133
Phone: 845.938.7373

MAJ Jonathan M. Heist is an Instructor of Military History from Northeast Ohio.   He received his commission as an Armor Officer in 2003.  His initial assignment was with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, WA, in which he served as a reconnaissance platoon leader with 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry and as a rifle company executive officer with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry over the course of two deployments to Iraq in 2004 and 2006-2007.  After completing the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course and earning a M.A. in Military History from Austin Peay State University, MAJ Heist was assigned to 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, GA, in which he served as a squadron assistant operations officer and reconnaissance troop commander in 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry during another deployment to Iraq in 2010.  After transferring to the Strategic Plans and Policy functional area and attending ILE at Fort Lee, VA, MAJ Heist arrived at West Point.  He directed the 2014 West Point Summer Seminar in Military History and helped run the interdisciplinary academic conference, “Literature, Memory and the First World War”, in September 2014.