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.
Capt. Jessica C. Caddell is an instructor of Defense and Strategic Studies at the US Military Academy. Jessica’s past assignments include deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Commander of the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 101st Airborne Division, and Battalion Intelligence Officer for 2-506 Infantry Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahee).
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.
Maj. John Chambers is an Instructor of American Politics in the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy. He is an Engineer Officer with eleven years of service. He served as a task force engineer, platoon leader, and executive officer in 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, the commander and chief of training of the Sapper Leader Course, and commander of the 509th Clearance Company.
Capt. Jessica Dawson enlisted in the Army as a private in 1995 and attained the rank of sergeant first class before commissioning in 2007. She is currently serving as an assistant professor at West Point, and holds a PhD from Duke University with interests centering on morality, moral judgments, group cohesion, and status.
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.
Maj. Ryan Leach is an instructor of Defense and Strategic Studies at the US Military Academy. Prior to his assignment to West Point, Ryan earned his Master of Arts in Military History from Texas A&M University. Ryan has served as a company commander, brigade intelligence officer, civil-military operations officer, assistant operations officer, and platoon leader.