Tretler, Dr. David (Col USAF-Ret)

Dean of Faculty and Academics

National War College



Dr. David A. Tretler
joined the Faculty in June 1992. Dr. Tretler is on his second tour of duty as the Dean of Faculty at the National War College and a former USAF Colonel. His previous assignment was also as a faculty member. Former assignments include extensive operational and instructional duties in fighter and trainer aircraft. He taught at the United States Air Force Academy and received his Ph.D. from Rice University in History. His staff experience includes the Deputy Chief of Air Force History, action officer in the Doctrine Division, Directorate of Plans, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. His areas of expertise are joint culture, joint and combined operations, joint doctrine, classical military theory, military strategy and operations, and national security strategy.