Maj. Jon Bate is an Instructor of Economics in the Department of Social Sciences at the US Military Academy. He is an infantry officer with eleven years of service and three combat deployments to southern and eastern Afghanistan. He has served as a platoon leader, company executive officer, company commander, and brigade plans officer.
Maj. Nerea M. Cal is an active duty Army Aviator serving as an international relations instructor at the United States Military Academy. She has served in the Army for eleven years as a Blackhawk pilot, including assignments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Korea, and most recently as an Air Assault Blackhawk Company Commander in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Lt. Col. Charles (Charlie) Faint is the deputy director of the Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic at the US Military Academy. Charlie holds five undergraduate and graduate degrees, has served seven tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, and has been assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, the 2nd Infantry Division, the 5th Special Forces Group, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and the Joint Special Operations Command.
Capt. Zachary Griffiths is a Special Forces officer and American Politics Instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. He studies how insurgent groups relate to the water. He holds a master’s of public policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy.