1-Pyne

David T. Pyne
Deputy Director National Operations

David Pyne currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, as Chairman of the Utah Republican Veterans Caucus, as a West Valley Police Honorary Colonel, as Editor of “The Real War” newsletter and as Defense & Foreign Policy Advisor for a leading 2024 Republican presidential candidate. David previously served as National Security Policy Director for U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), as the founder of Sen. Lee’s Military Advisory Committee, as a Vice President for the Association of the United States Army’s Utah chapter and as 2nd Vice President of the Salt Lake Total Force Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. He also served as Chairman/Vice Chairman of the Utah State Legislative Compensation Commission from 2009-2017.

Mr. Pyne served as a combat arms United States Army officer and worked as an International Programs Manager on the Department of the Army Headquarters staff responsible for the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa from 2000-2003. In addition, he has worked as a Lead Acquisition Analyst and Consultant for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, as an International Analyst for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and for the Department of the Navy.

David holds a Masters of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University’s prestigious School of Foreign Service and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law. He has been interviewed on television, on several talk radio shows and has been quoted in a number of newspapers, magazine articles and books. He has had his op-eds published in The National Interest, RealClearDefense, RealClearHistory, Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune, the Provo Daily Herald, WorldNetDaily.com and Military.com. He also served as co-author to Dr. Peter Pry’s recent book “Catastrophe Now-America’s Last Chance to Prevent an EMP Disaster.”

Mr. Pyne is an expert on a number of issues including national security strategy, international relations, military history and defense policy issues. In addition, he is an authority with regards to the U.S., Russian and Chinese nuclear arsenals, U.S. and Russian missile defense systems and the increasing threat posed by Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) weapons. He is available to speak to national or state policymakers and staffers, emergency management professionals or to civic and political groups on the EMP threat and other existential threats facing our great nation. Click here to contact David for more information.