David E. Violand

Lieutenant Colonel David E. Violand is the Executive Officer for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2.  He previously served as the Senior Brigade Intelligence Observer/Controller Trainer at the National Training Center from 2011-2013 and as the Brigade Intelligence Officer for 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division during their deployment to Afghanistan in 2009. He has additional tours in both Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) and Kosovo (Operation Joint Guardian), and is a graduate of the Naval War College's Maritime Advanced Warfighting School and holds degrees from both the Naval War College (Masters) and the University of Notre Dame (Bachelors).

This article is designed to broaden your knowledge on the Decisive Action Training Environment, helping you understand what it is, what it isn’t, and how it serves Soldiers and leaders.