The SPECTRUM Group > LTG David Huntoon Jr., USA, Ret.

LTG David Huntoon Jr., USA, Ret.


  • Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Executive Leader Development
  • Education and Training
  • Strategic Communications
  • Army and Joint Operations
  • Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)


General Huntoon supports clients in building, managing, coaching and transforming their complex and high-performing organizations, drawing on his more than 20 years of executive-level strategic leadership experience. He helps clients achieve diverse business objectives using his strategic planning, analysis and geopolitical skills, and is an accomplished global speaker on strategic leadership and international security. At The SPECTRUM Group, General Huntoon supports a wide range of client business areas encompassing international, defense, interagency, leader development, education and training, human resource management, and base realignment and closure projects, including as the leader of SPECTRUM Leadership Advantage, TSG’s executive leadership training program.

Prior to joining The SPECTRUM Group, General Huntoon’s last two U.S. Army leadership positions were as the Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and as the Director of the Army Staff. He also previously served as Commandant of the U.S. Army War College and Deputy Commandant of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and has built unparalleled subject matter expertise in strategic-level leader development and education in both the military and private sector.

General Huntoon also previously served as Director of U.S. Army Strategy, Plans and Policy, leading Army strategic planning and policy efforts and conducting significant military, agency and Congressional liaison. His broad range of global government-related experience as a senior military officer, as well as senior-level stakeholder relationships, provide significant value to his work with clients in diverse industries and with diverse business objectives.


  • Professor of Practice, The Brookings Institution
  • Senior Fellow, George Washington University
  • Board of Trustees, American Public University
  • Superintendent, United States Military Academy, West Point
  • Director of the Army Staff, The Pentagon
  • Commandant of the U.S. Army War College
  • Director of U.S. Army Strategy, Plans and Policy, The Pentagon
  • Deputy Commandant, The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
  • Assistant Division Commander, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Army


  • M.A., Government, Georgetown University
  • M.M.A.S. (Military Masters of Arts and Sciences), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
  • B.S., Engineering, U.S. Military Academy
  • National Security Fellowship, Hoover Institution, Stanford University