Charlie Faint served over 27 years in the Army’s Infantry and Military Intelligence branches. After graduating from Georgia Military College and commissioning through the ROTC program at Mercer University, Charlie did his Infantry time in the 101st Airborne Division and served two tours with the Second Infantry Division in Korea after his Military Intelligence transition. He also completed seven combat tours and served operational assignments to Hawaii, the Philippines, Egypt, and the Republic of Korea. After his time in Special Operations was over, Charlie attended graduate school at Yale University and taught at West Point for seven years. In retirement, he serves as the Chair for the Study of Special Operations in West Point’s Modern War Institute and is the owner of The Havok Journal and the Executive Director of the Second Mission Foundation, and advises for the Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative.

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