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COL David Wallace

Department Head
US Army

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Phone: (845) 938-2312

David Wallace is a Colonel in the United States Army.  He is currently assigned as Professor and Head, Department of Law, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.  He has served 15 years on the faculty at West Point.   His education includes:  B.A. (Carnegie-Mellon University); J.D. (Seattle University School of Law); M.(S) B.A. (Boston University); LL.M. (Judge Advocate General’s School of the U.S. Army); and M.A. (U.S. Naval War College).   In addition to his assignment at West Point, he has also served at a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate (Fort Bliss, Texas); Assistant/Associate Professor at the Judge Advocate General’s School of the Army (Charlottesville, Virginia); Trial Attorney, Contract Appeals Division, United States Army Legal Service Agency (Arlington, Virginia); Trial Counsel and Legal Assistance Attorney, 3rd Infantry Division (Kitzingen, Germany); and Public/Civil Affairs Officer, 81st Infantry Brigade (Seattle Washington).  Colonel Wallace deployed to Afghanistan in 2004 and 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.   In 2004, he served as a member of an implementation team working to establish the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA).  In 2010, he returned to NMAA as the Senior Legal Mentor.   Colonel Wallace is married (Gwenn) and has three children (Olivia, Eric, and Scott).