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LTC Charles Faint


Instructor (International Relations)
US Army

Contact Information:
Office Location: LH 102
Phone: 845.938.3559
Email: charles.faint@usma.edu

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Charles Faint is an Instructor of International Relations (IR) in the Department of Social Sciences and calls Huntsville, Alabama home. He teaches SS 307, Introduction to International Relations, and SS 366, Comparative Politics. LTC Faint received his commission through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Mercer University in 1995, where he was branched Military Intelligence (MI) and was detailed to the Infantry. During his time in the Infantry, he served in the 101st Airborne Division as a platoon leader, a battalion S1, and an assistant brigade S2. After transitioning to MI, he commanded a company in the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea and served on the Division staff. After the MI Advanced Course, he was assigned to the 5th Special Forces Group where he served as the Group MI Detachment Commander and then the Group Support Company Commander. He subsequently served as a Battalion S2 in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. His most recent operational assignment was to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where he was a Troop Commander and then Squadron Executive Officer for JSOC’s Joint Exploitation Squadron. He deployed a total of seven times to Iraq and Afghanistan, earning the Bronze Star for merit four times.
LTC Faint has undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Technical Communication, and graduate degrees in Management and Leadership, Strategic Intelligence, and International Relations. Immediately before arriving at West Point, LTC Faint was a student at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he learned an MA in International Relations. He and his wife of 15+ years, Lilla, have two young daughters, Emily and Shannon.
At West Point, LTC Faint is active in the Fourth Class Mentorship Program, assists with the Model United Nations Club and the Skeet and Trap Club, is the Editor in Chief for the Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JoSH), and serves as an organizational representative for the football team. His hobbies include camping, hiking, playing the guitar, four wheeling, and firearms.