Capt. Tania Chacho, U.S. Army

U.S. Military Academy, West Point

Capt. Tania Chacho is a cadet instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she teaches – from experience – courses in advanced international relations and national security. Capt. Chacho is also Executive Officer to U.S. Army General Barry McCaffrey. She has served in Military Intelligence units supporting U.S. peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, training and deploying troops and equipment from U.S. bases in Germany.
As Brigade Personnel Officer during a 1998-1999 tour with the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade in Wiesbaden, Germany, Chacho was responsible for managing all personnel requirements for 690 soldiers. She also coordinated casualty and trauma response operations. In 1995-96, she trained and led the deployment of a platoon to Bosnia during Operation Joint Endeavor.
Previously, supporting U.S. operations in Haiti, she developed materials for counterintelligence, counter-terrorism and force protection.
A Ph.D. candidate at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, Capt. Chacho's dissertation deals with the motivation of infantry soldiers during World War Two. She earned her master’s degree in American Foreign Policy and International Economics in 1993 from Johns Hopkins, and graduated from the University with a bachelor’s in International Relations in 1992.Capt.
Chacho has won medals for her service in Yugoslavia, Kosovo and Haiti. She has also received the Military Intelligence Corps Association Knowlton Award for her service.