David Musgrave

David L. Musgrave, a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), is the Director, On-Site Inspection and Building Capacity Directorate, (OB), for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) located on Fort Belvoir, Virginia. DTRA enables the Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Government and International Partners to counter and deter Weapons of Mass Destruction and Improvised Threat Networks.

As the Director for On-Site Inspection and Building Capacity, Mr. Musgrave oversees the planning and execution of activities to exercise U.S. Government (USG) rights, and meet USG obligations, under arms control treaties, he also provides oversight of security cooperation and building partner capacity activities that advance Department of Defense (DoD), Interagency, and foreign partner capability to counter WMD proliferation and prepare for, respond to, and manage the consequences of CBRNE events.

Mr. Musgrave was promoted to SES following his retirement from the U.S. CBRN Corps after almost 34 years of active military service. In his final military assignment, he served as the Chief of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Division, Strategic Plans and Policy, J5, the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.

During Mr. Musgrave’s career he served in a variety of assignments including Commander of Pine Bluff Arsenal, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, responsible for specialized ammunitions and smoke capabilities, in addition to depot level production and maintenance of chemical defense equipment. Additionally, he commanded the Bluegrass Chemical Activity in Richmond, Kentucky, responsible for the safe and secure storage of over 523 tons of weaponized chemical nerve agents scheduled for destruction under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty.

Mr. Musgrave holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, a Master of Arts in National Security Strategy and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and various other awards and ribbons.

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