Dave comes to the SIG SAUER Academy team after retiring from the United States Marine Corps with over 20+ years of tactical and operational experience. During his career he held many leadership positions including Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Commander, Company Gunnery Sergeant, Operations Chief, and ultimately finishing his career as a Marine Gunner (Infantry Weapons Officer). Dave held billets as Primary Marksmanship Instructor, Small Arms Weapons Instructor, Weapons and Tactics Instructor (SOI), High Risk Personnel Instructor, and Foreign Weapons Instructor. He was also a member of the Marine Corps Shooting Team and served for 3 years as the team’s weapons officer. While on active duty Dave completed many deployments around the globe with multiple deployments to combat theaters of operation. He holds several military specialty certifications and multiple firearms instruction and armorer certifications from the Military, Federal Law Enforcement, and civilian companies. He is a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Marine Corps Association & Foundation (MCA&F).