David N. Leather

Vice President of National Security Solutions

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As Vice President of National Security Solutions, Mr. David N. Leather leads the delivery of solutions and services designed and developed for our National Security clients, which includes the Department of State (DoS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Mr. Leather’s 20-plus years of military and civilian leadership experience and expertise leading complex programs provide the foundation to his contributions to leadership, strategic planning, and daily operations, which are key to growing EMKS’s National Security vertical.


Prior to joining EMKS, Mr. Leather worked as the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Accounts Manager for CORTEK Inc. In this role he provided valuable onsite support to the DoS Foreign Consequence Management Program (FCM) under the International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau (ISN), Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism (WMDT). 


Mr. Leather is a retired U.S. Navy submarine officer. After commissioning in 1998, he completed his training in nuclear reactor plant operations, submarine operations, and as a Navy Diver before conducting operational tours on both fast attack and ballistic missile submarines. Ashore, he has completed staff assignments as an instructor at the Nuclear Power Training Command, Joint Ops Center XO - U.S. European Command, Fleet Planner at U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Chief Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Nuclear Planner at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Mr. Leather’s final tour on active duty was as the acting Division Chief for DTRA’s CBRN Preparedness Program (CP2). 


A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Naval War College, the Maritime Advance Warfighting School (MAWS), and the Joint Forces Staff College, Mr. Leather currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife and two teenage sons.