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Department of History : Display Biographical Details

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COL Ty Seidule

Department Head
US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: TH 154
Phone: 845.938.3300

Colonel Ty Seidule assumed duties as the Professor and Head of the Department of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2013. Previous duties at West Point include the Deputy Head; Chief, Military History Program; Chief, International History Program; and Academy Professor. Prior to his arrival at West Point, he commanded 3rd Battalion, 81st Armor at Fort Knox KY.  He was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Washington and Lee University. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the Ohio State University. 

COL Seidule’s previous assignments include platoon leader and company executive officer in 5th Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 8th Infantry Division, Mannheim Germany; adjutant and battalion maintenance officer, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 73rd Armor, 82nd Airborne Division; commander, A Troop, 1st Squadron (Airborne), 17th Cavalry, 82nd Airborne Division in Southwest Asia during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Squadron Operations Officer, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; Executive Officer, Light Infantry Observer/Controller Team (Airborne), Operations Group, National Training Center; and Crisis Planner, Allied Forces South (NATO), during operations in the Balkans. 

COL Seidule’s military education and training includes Airborne, Ranger, and Jumpmaster Schools, Armor Officer Basic and Career Courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a National Securities Fellowship to the Naval Postgraduate School.  He also served as a Picatinny Arsenal Research Fellow.