Deputy Commander (Active), Naval Special Warfare Command
Capt. David R. Markle
His staff assignments have included Naval Special Warfare Unit FOUR, Joint Special Operations Command, Naval Special Warfare Development Group and OPNAV Expeditionary Warfare Division. He earned a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
He has served operational tours at SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO, SEAL Team EIGHT, SEAL Team TWO, and SEAL Team TEN with deployments to Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Captain Markle served as the Commanding Officer of SEAL Team TEN and most recently completed a tour as Commodore of Naval Special Warfare Group TEN. He is currently serving as the Deputy Commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command.
Captain Dave Markle was raised in upstate New York, Virginia, and Georgia. He graduated from Cornell University in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and an NROTC commission. His first assignment was as a student in Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL training where he graduated with Class 209.