(USA, Retired, USMA 1959)
Pete Dawkins is a Founder and Senior Partner of Flintlock Capital Asset Management, LLC – a Commodities hedge fund. A 1959 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Pete served for 24 years in the United States Army. During his military career, he commanded a Company in the 82nd Airborne Division, led a Battalion in Korea, taught at West Point, was a White House Fellow, and served as Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. After serving in Korea, he commanded the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, and was promoted to Brigadier General in 1981.
Pete holds numerous military awards and decorations, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star for Valor with Oak Leaf Cluster, and three Vietnamese Gallantry Crosses. At West Point, Pete was First Captain of the Corps of Cadets, President of the Class of 1959, Captain of Army’s undefeated football team and an All-American halfback. He won the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s outstanding college football player. Selected as a Rhodes Scholar, Pete studied at Oxford University, and later received a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.