Major General Timothy M. Haake retired from the United States Army Reserve in 2006 after 36 years of service. He formerly served as the Deputy Commander, Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, F.L. Prior to that assignment, he served as Director of Legislative Affairs, United States Special Operations Command, Washington, D.C.
General Haake completed the Judge Advocate General’s Officer Basic Course in 1978; Judge Advocate General’s Advanced Officer Course in 1982; Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course in 1985; Command and General Staff College in 1987; and the Army War College in 1994.
While serving in the Army National Guard as an enlisted member from 1970 through 1976, General Haake completed the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1973. He then served in the Army Reserve from 1976 through 1978 and received a direct commission in October 1978.
In 1978, General Haake served as the Staff Judge Advocate for Headquarters, 11thSpecial Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Meade, M.D. In 1982, he became the Legal Officer for the 450th Civil Affairs Company in Riverdale, M.D. In 1984, he returned to the 11th Special Forces Group to serve once again as their Staff Judge Advocate. In 1992, he became the Legal Advisor for the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. Concurrently, beginning in 1995 he assumed command of the 157th IMA Detachment for the Army Reserve in Washington, D.C.
General Haake’s awards include the: Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster); Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster); Army Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (silver oak leaf cluster); National Defense Service Medal (two bronze service stars); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (silver hourglass); Army Service Ribbon; and Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon. He is a Master Parachutist, Special Forces Military Free Fall Parachutist, and holds German, Italian, and British military parachutist badges.
In the private sector, Mr. Haake is the Founder and President of Haake & Associates, a government relations firm with offices in the District of Columbia and Florida. His areas of expertise include tax, energy, trade, health care, and defense.
Mr. Haake held several legal and Congressional positions prior to founding Haake & Associates. At the Internal Revenue Service, he served in a professional legal capacity in which he drafted private and broadly-applicable rulings, and issued advisory opinions to field offices
Mr. Haake also served as Counsel to members of the United States Senate Committee on Finance and the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, advising Members of Congress on all issues coming before the Committees, including matters of tax, trade, and health care policy. He assisted in formulating legislative initiatives and guiding them through the legislative process to enactment. Additionally, he served as head of the tax department in the Washington, D.C. office of a boutique law and lobbying firm.
Over the past several decades, Mr. Haake has gained a wealth of international relations experience through his civilian and military duties. He participated in the Harvard University Executive Program for General Officers of the Russian Federation and the United States. The program, sponsored by Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was designed to increase cooperation and understanding between the Russian and U.S. militaries. Mr. Haake also participated in Harvard University’s Black Sea Security Program, attending seminars in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Yerevan, Armenia; Moscow, Russia; and Chisinau, Moldova. Through his involvement in these programs, Mr. Haake has developed close relationships with a number of business, military, and political leaders throughout the Black Sea region.
Mr. Haake holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Syracuse University College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Philosophy from Antioch College. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.
Born in Schenectady, N.Y., Mr. Haake resides in Washington, D.C. and is married with three children.