Lt. Gen. (Retired) David H. Huntoon, Jr. recently completed a forty year career as an officer in the U.S. Army serving as the 58th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy.
Lt. Gen. Huntoon was commissioned in 1973 from West Point. From 1973-1986, he served as an Infantry Officer in a series of command and staff assignments with Infantry units in the United States and Germany.
Following attendance at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the School for Advanced Military Studies, he served at XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. There he deployed as a Senior War Plans Officer for Operation Just Cause and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
He commanded an infantry battalion in Korea, and served as Chief of Plans for the Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command in Seoul. He was the Army's National Security Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and then took command of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), in the Military District of Washington. Subsequent assignments include service as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division; Deputy Commandant, US Army Command and General Staff College; Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Commandant of the U.S. Army War College, and the Director of the Army Staff in the Pentagon.
Lt. Gen. Huntoon's awards include three Distinguished Service Medals, six Legions of Merit, and the Bronze Star. He has an MA in Government from Georgetown University and a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences from the Command and General Staff College. He is currently serving as the President of D2H Leadership Consulting in McLean, Virginia, working principally on leader development for the US Army, guest lectures on leadership at Georgetown University and George Washington University, and serves as an advisor to veteran’s organizations.