2012 Tillman Scholar

Dustin Cathcart

Dartmouth College

Aspiring to challenge himself and begin a career of public service, Dustin joined the U.S. Army in 2004, where he served as an infantry officer with the 25th Infantry Division, including an Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) deployment. 

During his deployment to Iraq, Dustin developed a deep interest in the relationship between economic depression and conflict risk.

Eager to learn more, Dustin separated from the U.S. Army in 2009 to study economic and political development at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. At Harvard, Dustin worked for the Inter-American Development Bank’s Private Sector Development Group in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and advised the United States Department of State on the Pakistan Investment Initiative. In 2012, after earning his Masters in Public Policy, Dustin attended the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 2014. After Tuck, Dustin joined Deloitte’s Consulting practice, where he focuses on talent strategy and innovation. 

Today, Dustin supports several veteran’s related initiates, including a program to help newly separated veterans transition to graduate school or a career in consulting. Dustin attributes his enduring commitment to service to his time in the military, where he experienced firsthand the personal satisfaction of serving others and reaffirmed his belief in the importance of and need for strong leaders committed to service.