Colonel David F. Bedey (US Army, ret.)
Colonel David Bedey (US Army, ret.) served more than 30 years on active duty with the Army before retiring in July 2008. A veteran of the Persian Gulf War, his other assignments included tours of duty with combat engineer units in the United States and in Europe. He joined the senior faculty at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1996, where he served for 12 years as a professor of physics. At West Point he was deeply involved in Academy-level governance with an emphasis on curricular development and assessment. Colonel Bedey holds a Ph.D. in space physics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and master's degrees in national security and strategic studies earned at both the Naval War College and the Army War College. He now lives in Montana where he writes on cultural issues.