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MAJ Joseph Da Silva

Instructor (International Relations)
US Army
Army Branch:

Contact Information:
Office Location: LHB 123
Phone: 845.938.3455


Major Joseph Da Silva currently serves as an instructor of International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy. He is a 2002 graduate of West Point, and has been on active duty service since his graduation.                                

Major Da Silva is an infantry officer has deployed four times on overseas service, once to Afghanistan, and three times to Iraq, for a total of 42 months. He has served with the 101st Airborne Division where he commanded a light Infantry Company responsible for securing the Bayji Oil Refinery for 15 months from September 2007 to December 2008 and most recently with the 75th Ranger Regiment, where he served as an assistant operations officer Afghanistan from January 2010 to April 2010. 

Major Da Silva subsequently attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he earned his Masters’ in International Economics and Strategic Studies.