Tuesday, July 12, 2016

About David Haight

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.

Previously, David 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.

David 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.