David T. Pyne
Deputy Director National Operation
David Pyne currently serves as Utah Director of the EMP Task Force on National and Homeland Security and as a member of the Secure the Grid Coalition. He is a well-respected national security expert, veterans’ leader and guest radio talk show host. He served as Chairman/Vice Chairman of the Utah State Legislative Compensation Commission from 2009-2017. Mr. Pyne previously served as National Security Policy Director for United States Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), as a Vice President of 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.
Mr. Pyne served as a United States Army officer and worked as an International Programs Manager on the Department of the Army Headquarters staff responsible for the countries of 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 and as a Research Assistant for the Center for Security Policy.
David holds a BA in Political Science from Brigham Young University (1992), a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law (1995) and a MA degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University’s prestigious School of Foreign Service (2000). He has served as a Contributing Editor to DefenseWatch Magazine and Soldiers of the Truth and has had his articles published in The National Interest, Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune, the Provo Daily Herald, WorldNetDaily.com and Military.com.
Mr. Pyne has been interviewed on TV, on several talk radio shows and has been quoted in a number of newspaper and magazine articles. He is well-versed on politics, government, foreign policy, military history and defense issues. In addition, he is an authority with regards to U.S., Russian, Chinese, North Korean nuclear weapons and delivery systems, U.S. and Russian ballistic missile defense and the increasing threat posed by Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) weapons. He is available to speak at various civic and political groups on the EMP threat and other existential threats facing our great nation. Click here to contact David for more information.