Dave Mummert joined R3 in 2013 to support curriculum development of the Underwater Post Blast Investigation course for the NSWC IHEODTD Technical Support Detachment, now known as NSWC Indian Head Division Expeditionary Exploitation Unit ONE (EXU-1) located in Indian Head, MD. This course was developed in coordination with the DoJ FBI Counter-IED (C-IED) Unit, and NSWC Carderock to train U.S. and foreign military and law enforcement divers to utilize tactics techniques, and procedures supporting maritime exploitation in response to events similar to the USS Cole. In 2014 he was selected as the EXU-1 Program Manager and has continued to build a team of geographically dispersed and on-site subject matter experts (SME) providing CONUS and OCONUS services to EXU-1. His many responsibilities include the development of COAs for the COR and EXU-1 leadership to adjust program scope and schedule to meet the government’s dynamic requirements in support of multiple operationally and program-focused Performance Work Statement (PWS) tasks while retaining and synchronizing all existing tasks.
Prior to coming to R3, Dave worked for A-T Solutions for over four years gaining experience in the DoD contracting world. He provided contract support to numerous DoD and DHS programs performing duties including Program Manager, Curriculum Development, Instructing, Technical SME, business development support, proposal assistance, and writing. These programs include the NAVSEA PMS 495 Assault Breaching System (ABS) foreign material acquisition program; CIED Field Service Representative for a classified program; Master Training Specialist/Curriculum Developer, and Instructor for an Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security program to provide C-IED training to the Slovakian Armed Forces during multi-week engagements in Slovakia; and Program Manager/EOD SME for a US Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) Joint Warfighting Center program to develop an EOD Sustainment Skills computer-based training course teaching basic EOD TTP.
Dave retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service as a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician (NEC 5337). He served in a wide variety of assignments including Marine Mammals, EOD operations and training, and joint special operations. His tours of duty included assignments at EODMU FOUR as a primary marine mammal handler; EODMU TWO providing EOD support during Second and Sixth Fleet deployments, and USMC Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company; EODMU TEN directing operations and training; EOD Training and Evaluation Unit TWO instructing Mine Countermeasures, and Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical containment, RSP and decontamination; EODMU FIVE providing EOD support to Naval Special Warfare Unit ONE, Seal Team FIVE, 1st Battalion 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), and as EOD liaison officer to Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC) assisting with the development of EOD and SOF integration TTP; and Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) supporting RDT&E of WMD CP TTP and equipment. Dave is a graduate of the University of the State of New York Regents College.