Regimental Commander
Colonel James J.Tuite IV


Colonel Tuite

Colonel James J. Tuite is a native of Long Island, New York and commissioned as an Infantry Officer from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1995. He has held numerous command and leadership positions from platoon leader through battalion commander throughout 23 years of service.  

His most recent assignment was a combat deployment to Herat, Afghanistan where he served as the Deputy Commander for the NATO Train, Advise & Assist Command – West. His other notable operational assignments include service with the 1st Ranger Battalion, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 4th Infantry Division, the 1st Infantry Division and two tours with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii.  He has three combat deployments in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, Freedom’s Sentinel & Resolute Support.  

Jim has also held numerous institutional assignments - focused mainly on leader development. In 2004-07, he served as an Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Sciences & Leadership (BS&L) Department at West Point. Later, in 2011-12, he served as the Professor of Military Science & Department Chair at Providence College, RI. Following battalion command, Jim served as a Special Assistant to the Army Chief of Staff as the Director of the Army Strategic Leader Development Program that provided executive education for the Army’s general officers.

Colonel Tuite holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the College of William & Mary’s Business School ’04 and he was the Army’s 2016 Fellow at the United States Institution of Peace in Washington, DC where he studied economics, state fragility and positive psychology.  

Jim is married to the former Lori Fernandes of Long Island, New York and together they have three daughters, Kayley, Madelyn and Ella. They currently live in Arlington, Virginia.

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