Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon, Jr.
United States Military Academy, West Point
Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr. is the 58th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy.Lt. Gen. Huntoon was commissioned in 1973 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. From 1973-1986, Lt. Gen. Huntoon served as an Infantry Officer in a series of command and staff assignments with the 3rd Infantry Regiment at Fort Myer, Virginia, the 9th Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington, the 7th Army Training Command at Vilseck, Germany, and with the 3rd Infantry Division in Aschaffenburg, Germany.From 1986-1988, Lt. Gen. Huntoon attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the School for Advanced Military Studies. He then served in the Directorate of Plans, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as Senior War Plans Officer (Operation Just Cause), Deputy Director of Plans (Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm) and Director of Plans.From 1992-1994, he commanded 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry (Mechanized) at Camp Casey, Korea, and served as Chief of Plans, CJ3, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command, Yongsan. In 1994-95, he was the Army's National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He then took command of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), Fort Myer, Virginia. From 1997-1999, Lt. Gen. Huntoon served as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. He was the Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, 1999-2000, and from 2000-2002, the Deputy Commandant of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His next assignment was as the Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, Army G3, the Pentagon. In August 2003, Lt. Gen. Huntoon was assigned as the 46th Commandant, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. In his last assignment he served as the Director of the Army Staff in the Pentagon.Lt. Gen. Huntoon's awards include the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit (with five oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Parachute Qualification Badge and the Ranger Tab. He has a Masters of Arts in International Relations from Georgetown University and a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences from the CGSC Advanced Military Studies Program.