COL Dave Patton

COL Dave Patton

Dates of Service: Jan 1972 - Feb 2002
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  • 2LT May 69
  • 1LT May 72
  • CPT May 74
  • MAJ Feb 83
  • LTC Feb 89
  • COL Feb 94
Commissioning Source:  ROTC, May 1969

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Military Experiences

Oct 2011 - Present
Senior Security Consultant
Senior member of a team of security professionals authoring and delivering graduate-level course offerings in various security subjects for the Center for the Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) of the Defense Security Service (DSS). Developed and taught courses entitled "The Statutory, Legal, and Regulatory Basis of Department of Defense Security Programs" and "Managing a DoD Installation Security Program"
Oct 2001 - Sep 2011
Consulting Employee
-Led a team of subject-matter experts that developed Installation Security Master Plans for 11 Army Forces Command installations, two sub-installations, and 12 major airfields. -Conducted vulnerability assessments and prepared security plans for the seaports of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Los Angeles International Airport. -Performed analysis and assessment of DoD security risk management methodologies and processes. -Member of a team that visited Army installations around the world providing emergency management training to garrison staffs followed by the administration of command post exercises to test crisis/recovery management skills. Trained garrison staffs in the basic principles of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
Apr 2002 - Mar 2003
Director of Security Programs
Principal corporate executive engaged in Homeland Security support to Federal, state, and local governments as well as private sector clients in the National Capital Region. Represented a team of experienced professional consultants, project managers, construction managers, engineers, architects, and field personnel offering complete planning, design, engineering, and management services to solve the most sensitive security problems.


(3 years, 4 months)
Jan 1998 - Apr 1998
Provost Marshal, Third US Army Combined/Joint Rear Area Coordinator
Jun 1995 - Oct 1996
Rule of Law Executive; UN Mission in Haiti Commander, US Support Group Haiti
Feb 1991 - Apr 1991
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Provost Marshal, 82d Airborne Division
Aug 1990 - Feb 1991
Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Provost Marshal, 82d Airborne Division

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Sep 1994 - May 1995

US Army War College Fellow (Tufts)

Jan 1988 - Jun 1988

Jun 1978 - May 1979

US Marine Corps Staff College

Individual & Special Skill Schools

May 1977 - Jun 1977

Security Clearance
Top Secret

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees