Dave Dequeljoe is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Prior to attending the Academy, Dave enlisted in the Navy and was a submarine qualified Nuclear Power Machinist’s Mate.
Dave is also a former Navy fighter pilot with two combat tours to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was awarded the Navy Commendation with Combat “V” device for valor and an Air Medal with Individual star device for the heroic low altitude rescue of U.S. Special Operations Forces from an overwhelming advancing armor column. Dave also was awarded two Strike Flight Air Medals, and his squadron won the Battle “E” for excellence in sustained combat sorties. Transitioning home after debilitating injuries sustained from an inverted flat spin ejection, Dave became an entrepreneur and has owned several businesses, receiving multiple awards for positive culture and leadership.
Now Dave is ecstatic about helping both veterans and civilians reduce the impact of depression on their lives and minimize the time spent living in pain. He practices this every day in his current role of entrepreneur and consultant. “Once people realize how to overcome their internal resistance and their fears,” Dave says, “it is extremely rewarding to watch them gain momentum, confidence and hope.”