Before coming to NREL, Dave was an Air Force officer and led a variety of defense
science and engineering programs. These included the U.S. Air Force Seiler Research
Laboratory/Air Force Academy unsteady aerodynamics research program, a joint effort
aimed at aircraft maneuverability enhancement. His final military assignment was with
the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Computational Mathematics Program, a multidisciplinary
program that supported university, industry, and Air Force laboratory computational
research efforts in fluid dynamics, combustion, structures, materials, nanotechnology,
multidisciplinary design optimization, and parallelization.