DMI Prospective Rotating Military Faculty

DMI Prospective Rotating Military Faculty

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DMI values diversity in knowledge, skills, and ability, as well as ethnic and gender background. We look to hire from all commissioning sources and branches as most positions are Branch Immaterial (01A) and Combat Arms Immaterial (02A).

DMI hires personnel for all positions through an internal hiring board. Personnel must be either post-KD or in their current broadening period, demonstrate potential for continued promotion, and be prepared to dedicate themselves to the development of Cadets as future leaders of character.

What would I be teaching?

Defense and Strategic Studies (DSS) is an interdisciplinary major focused on understanding conflict, war, security, and defense by emphasizing a wide array of methodological approaches from the fields of military science, political science, international relations, economics, history, anthropology, and sociology to frame and analyze national and international security issues.

Application packets are due by 1 November

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Rotating military faculty consists of of active-duty captains, majors, and lieutenant colonels. An assignment to West Point as a rotating faculty member requires officers to submit an application through the CAC-enabled TEACH system

Department-Specific Questions and Requirements

DMI:  Submit a letter of intent in "Memorandum For" Format IAW AR25-50 addressed to COL Mark D. Federovich, Director, Department of Military Instruction and answer "Why you think you are a good fit for DMI and how you will use this opportunity to enable DMI's success?"

DSS:  Tell us, in memorandum format, why you want to teach in our department and why you will perform well. 

DMI: Submit three letters of recommendation from current and/or past leadership in "Memorandum For" Format IAW AR25-50 addressed to COL Mark D. Federovich from the recommender's office letterhead.

DSS: We request that you provide two letters of recommendation commenting on your potential to do outstanding work at a top American university and serve as an effective college-level instructor.

  • Demonstrate evidence of strong military performance, especially in KD positions
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance and potential
  • Have branch support for this five-year assignment including graduate school and instructing

Academic Year:

  • Instruction of Military Science (MS) courses
  • Instruction of Defense and Strategic Studies (DSS) courses
  • Forward thinking thought and leader development through the Modern War Institute (MWI)
  • Branch education and mentorship as branch representatives in Accessions [ACC]

Summer Months:

  • Cadet Basic Training [training audience’s 1st summer]
  • Cadet Field Training [training audience’s 2nd summer]
  • Cadet Leader Development Training [training audience’s 3rd or 4th summer]

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The Department of Military Instruction's (DMI) mission is to educate and inspire the US Military Academy's Corps of Cadets in the essence of war-fighting and the profession of arms in order to develop future army officers with the values, ethos, military skills, and leadership competencies necessary to lead America’s soldiers.

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It takes a team to ensure the U.S. Military Academy at West Point can fulfill its mission to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets.  There are roles for military and civilian faculty to teach cadets and for those both in and out of uniform to ensure the systems and processes required to operate a military installation and college campus are in place and running efficiently.