Dave Hunt

Associate Professor of the Practice, College of Aeronautics; Associate Program Chair, AS/BS in Aeronautics
Department of Undergraduate Studies
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Lt. Dave Hunt is a native of Iowa Falls, IA. He started at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as an adjunct instructor for the San Diego Campus in January 2011 and took over the Camp Pendleton Director of Academics position in October 2011. Currently, Dave is a Full Time Faculty Assistant Professor and Associate Program Chair, AS/BS in Aeronautics for the College of Aeronautics.

Education: Lt. Hunt is a 1985 graduate of Iowa Falls High School, received an Airframe License from Spartan School of Aeronautics in 1991 and earned a Private Pilot’s license in 1991.

He holds four degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University: a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics (1997), a Master of Aeronautical Science (1998), a Master of Business Administration in Aviation (1998), and a Master of Science in Project Management (2015).

Awards and Experience: Lt. Hunt enlisted in the Navy in 1991 and graduated from Avionics Technician “A” School in October 1992 and Avionics Systems Integration in February 1993 (Air Technical Training Center, Memphis, Millington, TN). He also graduated from LAMPS Mk 3 Weapons System Technician Integrated Organizational Maintenance in May 1993 (Air Maintenance Training Group, North Island, San Diego, CA).

His first assignment was with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Three Seven (HSL-37 EasyRiders) (SH-60B) at NAS Barber Point, HI, from 1993-96. During this tour he commissioned and completed a deployment to the Persian Gulf onboard USS Port Royal (CG73) in support of Operation Southern Watch. During this tour he also qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.

After completing his tour with the EasyRiders, he reported to the Enlisted Education Advancement Program (EEAP) at NS Pearl Harbor, HI, from 1997-98. During this time he earned a BSPA, MAS and MBA/A. His next assignment was with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Zero (HSL-40 Airwolves) (SH-60B) at NS Mayport, FL, from 1999-2000.

After being selected as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer, he next attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) at NAS Pensacola, FL, earning his commission in July 2000. He then completed the Aviation Maintenance Program Indoctrination course in October 2000 at NAS Pensacola, FL.

In October 2000, Lt. Hunt reported to Electronic Attack Squadron One Two Eight (VAQ-128 Fighting Phoenix) (EA-6B) at NAS Whidbey Island, WA. He served as the Material Control Officer and Quality Assurance Officer and deployed twice to Incirlik AB, Turkey, in support of Operation Northern Watch and Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, in support of Operation Southern Watch.

His next shore tour was with Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command at NAS North Island, CA, in July 2003. His first two years he served as the Assistant Field Site Manager at NATEC Headquarters and the Officer-in-Charge at NATEC Det North Island as the local liaison for AIMD and HS, HSL, HSM, HC, HSC, HC, VRC squadrons. The last year he served as the TACAIR Product Support Fleet Liaison Officer at NATEC Headquarters supporting Navy and Marine F-14, F-18, EA-6B, and S-3 platforms.

In June 2006, Lt. Hunt reported onboard USS John F. Kennedy stationed in Mayport, FL. While assigned to Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) he served as the IM3 Division Officer and Quality Assurance Officer. He also served as AIMD’s Decommissioning Coordinator involved in the inactivation of shipwide spaces. In addition, he completed his Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Villanova University.

Lt. Hunt reported to his next duty in June 2007 as a Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Battlecat (HSL-43) (SH-60B) at NAS North Island, CA. He served as the Assistant Maintenance Officer (AMO), Maintenance Material Control Officer (MMCO), and AIRSpeed Officer. During his time here he also certified as Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Life Cycle Logistics Level 1 and Production, Quality and Manufacturing Level 2.

In March 2010, Lt. Hunt was welcomed aboard Commander Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet (CHSMWP). He served as the Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Officer assisting in the administration of CPI/Lean Six Sigma (LSS) projects for CHSMWP, Aviation Support Division (ASD), and eight HSM/HSL squadrons. In addition, he completed his Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Villanova University.

In January 2012, Lt. Hunt retired after 20 years of honorable service. His decorations include two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and four Achievement Medals, plus numerous other campaign and personal medals and ribbons.


  • M.A.S. - Master of Aeronautical Science in Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Project Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • M.B.A. - Master of Business Administration in Business Administration in Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • PPL - Private Pilot License
  • Mechanic (Airframe)

  • AMNT 260: Aircraft Electrical Sys Theory
  • COIN 497: Co-Operative Education

AMNT 240 General Aeronautics and Applications

AMNT 260 Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory

AMNT 270 Airframe Structures and Applications

AMNT 271 Airframe Systems and Applications

AMNT 490 Aviation Maintenance Capstone Course

ASCI 202 Introduction to Aeronautical Science

ASCI 433 Aviation Logistics and Supply Chain Management

ASCI 490 Aeronautical Science Capstone Course

MGMT 203 Management for Aeronautical Science

MGMT 314 Human Resource Management

MGMT 371 Leadership

MGMT 419 Aviation Maintenance Management