Meet CDT David Gorshein, the CTC Cadet of the Month for September 2021. David comes from Longwood, Florida, and is the son of Linda and Doron Gorshein. At West Point, David is a senior majoring in International Affairs with a minor in Terrorism Studies. Additionally, David is the Cadet in Charge of the Terrorism Studies minor, a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and is currently in the International Affairs thesis program. Aside from academics, he serves as the Brigade Deputy Athletic Advisor, a leadership position over West Point’s 1,000 Division 1 athletes. David is the captain of the Army men’s tennis team, loves to travel, and is a member of the Jewish community at West Point.
Since joining the Terrorism Studies minor, David has had the opportunity to intern with JSOC in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During his internship, he was able to see firsthand how JSOC plays a role in the formulation and execution of international policy. He participated in JSOC’s new member exposure program, sat in on dozens of exercises and briefings, and refined his thesis with the guidance of JSOC’s subject matter experts.
David hopes to commission in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence officer with an Infantry branch detail. After commissioning, he hopes to attend graduate school. In the future, David aims to enter a long-term career in the intelligence community.