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MAJ Daniel Qualk

Instructor

daniel.qualk@westpoint.edu

Biography


CPT Qualk graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2011 and commissioned as a Transportation Officer. His past duty positions include Heavy Truck Platoon Leader, Movement Control Executive Officer, Support Operations Officer (Supplies and Services), Forward Support Troop Commander, and a Foreign Military Sales Advisor. CPT Qualk earned a MA in English Literature at the Catholic University of America prior to his arrival to the Department. He is married to Heather and they have five beautiful daughters.

Logistics Advisor Foreign Military Sales, Land Forces Division, United States Military Training Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2018-19)

Commander, F Troop, 6th Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, Combat Aviation BDE, 4th ID (2016-18)

Support Operations Officer (Supplies and Services), Combat Aviation BDE, 4th ID (2015-16)

Executive Officer, 624th Movement Control Team, 39th Trans BN (MC), 16th Sust. BDE (2013-2015)

Platoon Leader, 66th Trans CO, 39th Trans BN (MC), 16 Sust BDE (2011-2013)

Ongoing Research Projects


I am interested in the English Renaissance, especially William Shakespeare. I am also interested in the Southern Agrarians, especially Robert Penn Warren. Outside of the constraints of English Literature, I have an amateur love for Dante Alighieri and the Renaissance more broadly speaking. I also greatly enjoy reading novels that wrestle with the totalitarian or emerging totalitarian regimes of the 20th century, e.g. Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Jose Maria Gironella, Orwell et al. For my undergraduate, I focused on the classics as I studied Late Antiquity, especially the Fall of the Roman Empire.

Publications & Presentations


Oedipal Crime: Innocence, Guilt, and Love in Warren’s All the King’s Men (planned presentation Apr 2022)