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COL Jamie Gayton

Assistant Professor (Economics)
US Army
Army Branch:
Corps of Engineers

Contact Information:
Office Location: LH 216
Phone: 845.938.2866

COL S. Jamie Gayton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.  Prior to completing his PhD, COL Gayton served as the Battalion Commander for the 2-3 Brigade Troops Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Division.  The Battalion returned in January 2006 from a 12-month deployment to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) III.  Jamie and his battalion oversaw over $300 million in reconstruction activities including sewer, water, electric, trash, security, health, and education projects.  His battalion’s accomplishments include implementing a web-based contract solicitation process that lowered costs and increased quality, executing a media engagement strategy for national media correspondents, and pioneering a project information transfer campaign for Iraqi District Advisory Councils.  COL Gayton is an Engineer who has served as a platoon leader, executive officer, company commander and battalion commander.  Prior assignments include serving as the Military Assistant to the Army G-1 and as an analyst on the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Task Force Stabilization at the Pentagon.  COL Gayton graduated from the US Army War College in 2010.  He holds a B.S. from The United States Military Academy, an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and a PhD from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.