Dave has served as a civilian professor at NWC since 2008, where he teaches courses on military strategy and operations, crisis planning, and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief. He is founder and director of NWC’s Civilian-Military Humanitarian Response Program, and co-founder and co-director of the NWC-Harvard School of Public Health Joint Civilian-Military Humanitarian Working Group. Dave is a fourth-generation naval officer and Captain in the Navy Reserve. He has commanded four reserve units and currently is commanding officer of the Chief of Naval Operations, N3/N5 unit. While on active duty from 1992 to 2003, he served as a Surface Warfare Officer and Naval Flight Officer.