An US Army infantry officer by trade, Major General David Haight was involved in conventional as well as special operations against the Taliban and Al Qaeda during his service in the U.S. Army. Most recently, he served as the director of operations for the U.S. European Command. In this position, David Haight coordinated military operations for the Department of Defense across 52 countries in Europe in collaboration with NATO and other U.S. governmental agencies.
Haight served as the deputy regional commanding general in Regional
Command-East, Afghanistan from 2013 to 2014. During that time, he
witnessed the historic Afghan elections of 2014. He also advised and
trained local police chiefs and commanding generals of Afghan forces.
Haight's prior experience includes service as the deputy commanding
general of the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence, as an
executive assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as
the commanding officer of an infantry brigade combat team consisting of
six battalions and 4,000 soldiers. He holds master’s degrees from the
U.S. Army War College and the U.S. Naval Command and Staff College in
national security and strategic studies.
In his leisure time,
David Haight enjoys boating, hunting, riding his motorcycle, and
spending time with his wife and four grown children.