MAJ John Valitutto

MAJ John Valitutto



MAJ John Valitutto graduated from West Point in 2012 with a double major in International History and French. He commissioned as an infantry officer and was assigned to the 2-505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC (known as Fort Liberty since 2023). While at Fort Bragg he led a Rifle Platoon, Battalion Scout Platoon, served as Aide-de-camp to the Deputy Commanding General, and deployed to Iraq from 2015-2016 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. After attending the Maneuver Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, GA, John served as a planner on the staff of 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division from 2017-2018 in Zagan, Poland. After re-deploying to Fort Riley, Kansas, John commanded Bravo Company and then Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment of the Big Red One. September 2020, John began graduate school at Stanford University, earning an MA in 2022. John currently serves as an instructor in the International History division of the Department of History. He is married to Kathleen, and they have three sons: John, Henry, and George.

Ongoing Research Projects

Article: “After Stolypin, The Lost Years: Prime Minister Vladimir Kokovtsov’s Failure to Save Russia 1911-1914”

Publications & Presentations

Book Project Related to the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905