COL David J. Zinn
Colonel Dave Zinn was commissioned as an Armor officer upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy in 1995.
His assignments include Platoon Leader and Troop Executive Officer positions in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. He then served as a Brigade Planner and commanded Companies in the 4th Infantry Division, including Operation Iraqi Freedom. Next, he served on staff and faculty at the United States Military Academy.
Following Command & General Staff College, he served as a Squadron and Brigade Executive Officer in the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division. Then he was the Aide-de-Camp to the III Corps Commander during Operation New Dawn in Iraq, following by the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command.
He was Squadron Commander of the 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment in the 25th Infantry Division from 2012-2014, including regional exercises in the Philippines and Republic of Korea. Following command, he was the Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. After departing the Pentagon, he served as the Brigade Combat Team Commander of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, including deployment to Afghanistan.
Following command, COL Zinn was the Future Operations Planning Officer (J35), US Forces Korea and then Executive Officer to the Commander of United Nations Command / Combined Forces Command / US Forces Korea. He was the Director of the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) Coordination Group from 2021-2022. Most recently, he was the first Commander of the 3rd Multi-Domain Task Force in U.S. Army Pacific.
He is a graduate of the Scout Platoon Leader Course, Airborne School, Ranger School, and Jumpmaster School. He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago, and completed a National Security Affairs Fellowship at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
COL Zinn is a native of Clarksburg, WV, is married and has four children.