Office of the Senior Advisor for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives
Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, who recently retired from the U.S. Army after almost 40 years of service, joined MTSU in January 2015 as senior advisor for veterans and leadership initiatives.
As senior advisor, Huber examines the university’s policies and practices for the recruitment and student success of veterans and their family members. Huber also provides direct feedback to President Sidney A. McPhee and Provost Mark Byrnes on veteran support and outreach to the military and veteran communities.
Huber is the highest-ranking retired officer serving in such a role among all of Tennessee’s public and private higher education institutions.
McPhee said Huber’s “vast military experience, his ability to tackle and excel in often challenging situations and his devotion to the men and women who have served our nation in our Armed Forces give him a unique perspective and the tools necessary to help us become a national leader in veteran education.”
Huber’s 38 years of service in the U.S. Army included most recently command of the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435 in Afghanistan. He also served as a company commander, battalion operations officer, brigade and division operations officer, battalion commander and director of civil-military affairs with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.
He earned the Combat Infantryman, Expert Infantryman, Master Parachutist, Combat Diver, Special Operations Diving Supervisor, Air Assault and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification badges and was Special Forces and Ranger qualified.
Academic and University Service
Huber graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1975 and received a Master of Public Administration degree from Golden State University in 1984.
Huber was instrumental in the creation of MTSU’s Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center, which formally opened in November 2015. It is the largest and most comprehensive veterans facility at a public or private university in Tennessee. He remains connected to the center as an advisor and resource to its director, Dr. Hilary Miller.
He also initiated the university’s Veterans Stole Ceremony, which occur before the spring, summer and fall commencements and recognize graduating student-veterans.
He can be reached by email at Keith.Huber@mtsu.edu and by phone at (615) 898-5267.