Charlie Faint is an active duty Army intelligence officer, the owner of the Havok Journal, founder of Second Mission Foundation, and board member of the Veterans Repertory Theater. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point Military Academy.
He served seven tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq and over the course of his career was assigned to units including the 101st Airborne Division, the 2nd Infantry Division, the 5th Special Forces Group, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and the Joint Special Operations Command.
Widely published in a number of blogs and professional journals, his most recent publication is co-authorship of the book Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror.
His views expressed here are his own, and are not necessarily reflective of the policy of the US Army or the United States Government.