Lieutenant Commander David Nava graduated from the University of Washington, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology. Ensign Nava was designated a Naval Flight Officer at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, in December of 2000. He reported to the U.S. Naval War College in August of 2012 where he earned a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. He is currently assigned to the War Gaming Department. Lieutenant Commander Nava certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2014 and completed his MBA in 2016.