Lieutenant General David Holmes Huntoon, Jr., served a 40-year army profession within the U.S. Army. In his final task he was the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
General Huntoon served as an Infantry Officer in a collection of command and workers assignments within the United States and Germany. Following attendance on the Command and General Staff College and the School for Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he was assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. There he deployed as a Senior War Plans Officer for Operation Just Cause and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He commanded a mechanized infantry battalion at Camp Casey, Korea, and served in Combined and Joint Plans for the Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command in Seoul. He was the Army’s National Security Fellow on the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He then took command of the third U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). Following his service because the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, he was chosen as an Army brigadier normal. His normal officer assignments had been as Assistant Division Commander of the first Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; management of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy for the US Army; Commandant of the U.S. Army War College; and Director of the Army Staff within the Pentagon.
Huntoon is a 1973 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1973.