David Cobert has worked for 16 years in the commercial contracting industry and 20 years in the military. Mr. Cobert has extensive experience and expertise in International Business Development and International Operations, having worked for large Engineering & Construction (E&C) and government contracting firms and winning over $3.1 billion dollars in new contracts awards.
Mr. Cobert, was formerly a combat engineer and logistics officer having served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Mr. Cobert served in engineering and infantry battalions and with aviation support squadrons and amphibious special operations units. Mr. Cobert is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Somalia Relief Operations. His last assignment was on the 1st Marine Division General staff at Camp Pendleton, California.
Mr. Cobert is a graduate of the USMC Engineer Officers School, USMC Senior Logistics Officer School, U.S. Army Airborne Course and the USMC Command and Staff College. Mr. Cobert graduated from the University of Southern California and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He also earned a Strategic Sales Certificate from Rice University.
Mr. Cobert currently works as a private consultant and has traveled and worked extensively throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Latin America and as a Project Manager in Afghanistan supporting the US Department of State Anti-Terrorism Training Program. His operational specialties include: Project Logistics Management, Construction Management, Aviation Support Operations; Base Facilities and Camp Operations & Maintenance; Contingency and Emergency Management and Transportation Operations. His business development specialties include: Capture and Proposal Management and Proposal Writing (both Management and Technical).
Mr. Cobert was born in Rome, Italy (to US Defense Attaché parents) and was raised in Kabul, Afghanistan and Falls Church, Virginia. Mr. Cobert is married with three grown children and resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.