Army infantry officer David Haight most recently served the U.S. European Command as the Director of Operations. Major General David Haight also holds a master of science in national security studies from the U. S. Army War College (USAWC).
The USAWC’s faculty promote critical thinking and advanced problem-solving for tomorrow’s strategic leaders. The offerings include resident, distance learning, and fellows programs, as part of the Military Education Level 1 curriculum (MEL-1), the Army’s highest educational attainment.
Intended for the lieutenant colonel and colonel rank, MEL-1 readies its students for service in interagency and international responses to security issues. Learners examine theories of war, security policy, theater-level operations, and strategic thinking.
Meeting for 10 months, resident participants take five core courses, electives, and engage in a research project. They also tour sites such as the Gettysburg battlefield, Washington, DC, and New York City.
Distance learners complete their education through two years of online discussion and classes. At the end of each year they gather at the USAWC’s campus in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where they meet with leaders, network, and visit historic sites.
International fellows consist of some 80 senior commanders from various nations on every continent. The one-year program teaches concepts ranging from military doctrine to theatre-oriented strategy.