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Dr. David A. Tretler

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Deputy Chief of Air Force History...


Employment History


  • M.A. , military history
    Rice University
  • Ph.D. , military history
    Rice University
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ASMC Washington Chapter Mini-PDI 2005 Agenda Speaker Biographies, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
Dr. Bard E. O'Neill, NWC | Dr. David A. Tretler, NWC | Lt Col Danny Miller, AFSLMO | Ric Sylvester, OSD | BG(R) Bob Mansfield, Altarum | Brig. Gen. Gregory, USAF | Capt Bob Brannon, USN, NWC | Elizabeth McGrath, OSD | Mr. Bagby | Bill DePuy, CEO, CALIBRE | Todd Schaffer, SAF / FMPW | Dr. Michael Mazarr, NWC | Joseph Garcia, KPMG | COL Robert G. Louis, USA, NWC | LC Williams, KPMG | Joe Ward, KPMG | Robert Anderson, Mt. Everest Gp
Dr. David A. Tretler
Dr. Tretler is a former Dean of Faculty at the National War College and a former USAF Colonel.He has taught at the United States Air Force Academy and received a PhD in History from Rice University.His staff experience includes service as the Deputy Chief of Air Force History and Action Officer in the Doctrine Division, Directorate of Plans, HQ, U.S. Air Force.
Dr. David Tretler, a ..., 14 Oct 2014 [cached]
Dr. David Tretler, a professor and former dean at the National War College, said that school offers an intensive 10-month higher education training program.
Travel funds that allowed students to visit senor officials and policymakers in foreign countries and experience problems first-hand have been reduced, Tretler said.
The school also could use a "much more robust gaming and simulation center that could model real world national security strategic challenges," he said, noting that modern national security issues are so complex that the amount of computer power it would take to simulate real events to challenge students costs "big money."
More cuts in student enrollment and the length of programs, Tretler said.
Invading Iraq: Would the public go along? | [cached]
David Tretler, a strategist at the National War College here.He expresses concern that the military would not have be given a sufficiently free hand or adequate resources to overthrow the regime, thus resulting in a sizable cost.
Colonel Tretler and others in the military stress that a political vision for Iraq is a vital prerequisite to waging war.
World Affairs Seminar: 2006 Featured Speakers, 3 Mar 2005 [cached]
Dr. David Tretler is Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the National War College in Washington, D.C.He teaches graduate level courses in strategy, military theory, and civil-military relations to senior professional military officers and government officials.He retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 1998, flew 250 combat missions in the F-4D during the Vietnam War, and was an instructor pilot in the T-38 jet trainer.Dr. Tretler earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in military history from Rice University and also taught and served as Director of Military History at the U.S. Air Force Academy.He has participated in weeklong strategic studies seminars with officials in Singapore, Australia, South Korea, and Japan and has served as a consultant on strategic planning to the governments of Poland, Hungary, and Croatia.
US 'empire' and its limits | [cached]
"The key," says David Tretler, a strategist at the National War College, "is the degree to which Americans feel threatened."
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