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LCDR Zachary Tate, Lecturer

Zachary Tate, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, Lecturer, earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado (1999) and his Executive MBA in Defense Acquisitions from the Naval Postgraduate School (2007). Lieutenant Commander Tate was commissioned from the University of Colorado NROTC program, and has since served as a Naval Flight Officer and Electronic Warfare Officer. He has flown the EA-6B and EA-18G in operational squadrons and the T-1 as a flight instructor. He has deployed to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf and the Western Pacific. In 2007 he was selected to augment the Army staff for the Combined Special Operations Task Force in Baghdad, Iraq as the Electronic Warfare Officer. Additionally, he served as the Electronic Warfare Officer and Flag Aide for Commander Carrier Strike Group Two on board the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt. His tour prior to DRMI was as a Squadron Department Head serving as Assistant Operations, Administration and Maintenance Officers on board the U.S.S Ronald Reagan. He has over 1600 flight hours and 100 combat missions. His personal decorations include the Strike/Flight Air Medal (four Awards), Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Three awards), and various campaign and unit commendations. LCDR Tate joined DRMI in February 2013.

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