was commissioned in 2001 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. In 2002 he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, where he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Rifle Executive Officer, and Headquarters and Headquarters Company Executive Officer. Major Beskow deployed to Afghanistan in 2003 and Iraq in 2004 with the 82nd Airborne Division. After attending the Infantry Captain Career Course in 2005, he was assigned to the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he served as a platoon trainer for five classes of Infantry 2nd Lieutenants. Upon assignment to Fort Hood, TX, Major Beskow served as an Assistant Operations Officer in 1st Special Troops Battalion. After the arrival of the Raider Brigade to Iraq, he served on the Brigade Infrastructure Coordination Element at Camp Falcon, Iraq. While deployed, Major Beskow assumed command of Bravo Company, 1-66 Armor Battalion, supervising battle space in the Eastern Baghdad regions of Fedaliyah and Kamaliyah. While under his command, Bravo Company assisted in rebuilding security and governance following the Shia uprising in the Spring of 2008.
Major David Beskow is a graduate of Ranger School, Airborne School, Sniper Employment Course and the Stryker Leader’s Course. He graduated from the Infantry Captain’s Career Course in December 2005. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.