David McIntyre graduated West Point and spent thirty years in the United States Army, retiring as a Colonel. His time was divided between duty with airborne and armored reconnaissance units and writing and teaching strategy at the national level. He also taught English at West Point. He retired as the Dean of Faculty and Academics at the National War College. For two years after 9/11 he was deputy director of a national think tank on homeland security, and for four years the director of a graduate program in homeland security at Texas A&M. He has also taught national and homeland security at George Washington University, the University of Texas, the National Graduate School, and Colorado Technical University.
He is presently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, and at the Bipartisan WMD Terrorism Research Center, both in Washington, DC. Dr. McIntyre has: a BS in Engineering from the United States Military Academy; an MA in English and American Literature from Auburn University; a PhD in Political Science from the University of Maryland.
He is the author of Centerline.