Leadership Staff

Lt. General Robert L. Caslen

Lieutenant General Robert L. Caslen became the 59th Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point on July 17, 2013.

Caslen graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1975. He earned master's degrees from Long Island University and Kansas State University.

Previous to this assignment, he served as the Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq.

His prior deployments and assignments include serving as the commander of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., the command that oversees the Command and General Staff College and 17 other schools, centers, and training programs located throughout the United States; commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) and commanding general of the Multi-National Division-North during Operation Iraqi Freedom; commandant of cadets for the United States Military Academy at West Point; deputy director for the War on Terrorism, J-5, The Joint Staff; assistant division commander (maneuver), 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized); chief of staff, 10th Mountain Division (Light); chief of staff, Combined Joint Task Force Mountain during Operation Enduring Freedom; commander, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); chief of staff, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); senior brigade C2 Observer/Controller, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center; commander, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (Light); executive officer to the deputy commander in Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy; J-3 in Honduras for Joint Task Force Bravo; brigade operations officer, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); executive officer, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

Caslen's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. He has earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and is Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger qualified.

He is married with three children.

Brig. Gen. Richard Clarke
Commandant of Cadets

Brigadier General Richard D. Clarke, a former captain of the Army squash team (1983-84), assumed command in January 2013 of the United States Corps of Cadets as the 74th Commandant of Cadets. He previously served as the Deputy Commanding General of Operations, 10th Mountain Division.

Clarke, commissioned in the Infantry following his graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, began his career as a rifle platoon leader with 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry, 3rd Armored Division. Beginning in December 1988, He commanded two companies in the 101st Airborne; Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, as well as the 101st Long Range Surveillance Detachment. In June of 1992, he transitioned to the 75th Ranger Regiment, and in March of 1993 became the Commander of the Ranger Reconnaissance Detachment.

Later he served as the Company Commander of Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Clarke subsequently held the position of Battalion S-3 and then Battalion Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, of the 1st Armored Division. This was followed in May 1999 when he assumed duty as the Brigade Executive Officer of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. In March of 2002, Clarke became the Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. This was directly followed in May 2004 by command of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. In August of 2007, Clarke assumed command of the 75th Ranger Regiment. He then served as the Director of Operations, Joint Special Operations Command, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Clarke's deployments while serving in the aforementioned positions include Operation Desert Storm, Operation Joint Guardian, three deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and four deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Clarke's decorations include; the Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters); Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters); the Army Achievement Medal (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters); the National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star); the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; and the Afghanistan Service Medal.

Brig. Gen. Timothy E. Trainor
Dean of the Academic Board

Brigadier General Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D., became the Dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy in the summer of 2010. He previously served as professor and head of the Department of Systems Engineering at West Point where he taught courses in engineering management, systems engineering and decision analysis.

Trainor graduated with a Bachelor of Science from West Point in 1983 and entered the Engineer Branch of the U.S. Army. As an engineering officer, Trainor has served in operational assignments around the world, including Germany, Honduras, Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Riley, Kans. and Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Trainor has a Master of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke and a doctorate degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a member of the Military Applications Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences the Military Operations Research Society, the American Society for Engineering Management and the American Society of Engineering Education. He is a past president of Epsilon Mu Eta, the national Engineering Management Honor Society. Trainor is also a member of the Board of Fellows for the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University.

As an analyst, Trainor helped develop the Installation Status Report that provides the Army a standardized means to assess infrastructure and environmental conditions on installations to support resource allocation decisions. He has applied decision analysis methods in completing an organizational analysis of the Army's Installation Management Agency and in assessing defense security cooperation programs.

Trainor deployed to Basrah, Iraq in the summer of 2007 and worked with the British-led Provincial Reconstruction Team in helping the provincial Iraqi leaders improve their infrastructure revitalization plans.

Trainor is married to Col. Donna Brazil, a 1983 graduate of West Point, who is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at the Academy. They have a daughter Cory, who is currently attending West Point, and two sons; Danny and Zach.