Innovation in the Military & Leadership Principles by General David Huntoon
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.
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 .
Lieutenant General David Holmes Huntoon, Jr., USA completed a 40-year military career serving as the Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York which has produced more corporate leaders than Harvard business school. General Huntoon is currently a Stanford fellow.
General Huntoon is passionate about technology and innovation. Through his talks he hopes to bridge the gap between the military and high level innovation.
General Huntoon commanded West Point from July 15, 2010 until July 15, 2013, and retired from the Army on November 1, 2013. During his time in uniform, Huntoon served in infantry, planning, operations, training, strategy, and leader development positions, and commanded organizations from Platoon level to Army Major Command. Throughout his military career, Huntoon had alternating assignments between operational and leader development postings, and he gained a reputation as a highly skilled and innovative educator and a soldier-focused commander. He is the only Army general officer to have led the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, and the U.S. Military Academy. Huntoon has unique experience in leader development in the U.S. military, and significantly influenced leader development programs in the U.S. Army as a general officer. As a Major, Huntoon wrote principal elements of the U.S. operational plan for the U.S. invasion of Panama (1989), and was a lead planner in the XVIII Airborne Corps plan for Operation Desert Storm (1990-1991).