Lt. Col. Kevin Faust '96, Assistant Commandant S1/S4
Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Faust assumed the duties of Assistant Commandant for Cadet Government in the fall of 2011. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in International Studies. A member of the class of 1996, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Air Force.
After completion of the Air Force’s Intelligence Course, Lieutenant Colonel Faust was assigned to the 609 Air Intelligence Squadron (AIS). From April 1997 to April 1998, he served as the Deputy Chief of Air Defense Analysis. He continued to serve in the 609 AIS from April 1998 to April 2000 as the Chief of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Collection Management. In April of 2000, Lieutenant Colonel Faust was assigned to the Defense HUMINT Service (DHS), and served as a strategic debriefer for three years. Following this assignment, Lieutenant Colonel Faust wrapped up his Air Force service with a one year assignment in Seoul, South Korea. He was assigned as a targeting officer with Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR).
Lieutenant Colonel Faust is a graduate of the Air Force Intelligence School, the Intelligence Collections Managers Course, the Defense Strategic Debriefer’s Course, and Squadron Officer’s School. He received a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2004.
Returning to VMI in the fall of 2005, Lieutenant Colonel Faust served as the Assistant Commandant for Personnel and Logistics for six years.
Lieutenant Colonel Faust’s awards and decorations include the Joint Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal and the NATO medal. Major Faust’s overseas duty included deployments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Prior to returning to VMI, Lieutenant Colonel Faust spent one year teaching Middle School in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Lieutenant Colonel Faust is married to the former Allie Skukan of Chicago, Illinois. They have two children: Emma (12) and Cody (10).