David Steele

Mr. Steele is a FEMA instructor, is the Training Coordinator for the Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Team, and a Moulage technician who has conducted CBRNE and other mass casualty training and evaluations overseas and throughout the United States.

His diverse background has allowed disaster response and emergency planning to be a career element for 30 years. He has deployed in response to natural disasters including earthquake relief efforts, California wildfires, and man-made events such as the 1992 Los Angeles riots. He is trained in basic life support and has certified as a wilderness first responder, and was a WMD countermeasures first responder in Iraq.

While in Baghdad (October 2008 to November 2010) under contract with USAID, he was an emergency response instructor and team leader of the U.S. Embassy Trauma Response Team. He prepared his team to instantly deploy to more than 100 indirect fire incidents. He helped design and conduct U.S. government and coalition military functional exercises; and multi-national full-scale mass casualty exercises. His Moulage training program for the U.S. Embassy was also used by the U.S. Ambassador’s Tactical Response Teams.

Mr. Steele has custom created scene-specific Moulage appliances for military training, airport emergency plan exercises, county exercises and police department active shooter exercises, and fire department skills training.

During his Marine Corps service (enlisted and officer) he was a controller/evaluator for a Marine Expeditionary Unit–Special Operations Capable certification team. Mr. Steele’s awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Air Force Achievement Medal. As a lieutenant he was recommended for the Meritorious Service Medal with combat valor designator.