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Dave Adams
Commander Dave Adams greets United Arab Emirates diplomats.
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Captain

Dave Adams is an officer in the United States Navy.[1] Adams commanded the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear submarine, in 2009. Previously he was in charge of the Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan.

The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed coauthored by Adams, where he advanced the position that Afghanistan did not need more American troops.[1]

Adams enlisted in the Navy in 1985. Adams earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, while he was an enlisted rating.[2] After completing his degree, Adams was commissioned and began serving in nuclear submarines. He was promoted to the rank of captain (O-6) in 2012.

Service in Afghanistan[edit | edit source]

While Adams served in Afghanistan he oversaw the construction of multiple public works, including dams and bridges.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 David Adams, Ann Marlowe (2009-10-28). "Afghanistan Doesn't Need More Troops". Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB10001424052748704335904574495160814730346.html. Retrieved 2010-03-16. "Cmdr. Adams commanded the Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team from March 2007 to March 2008. He is now the prospective commander of the nuclear submarine the USS Santa Fe."  mirror
  2. "CDR David A. Adams -- Commanding officer USS Santa Fe (SSN 763)". United States Navy. 2009. http://www.csp.navy.mil/subssquadrons/santafe/santafeco_bio.shtml. Retrieved 2010-08-31.  mirror
  3. "Cmdr. Dave Adams receives the guidon from the commanding officer of the 82nd Airborne Division 4th Brigade Combat Team during a change of command ceremony for Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost". United States Navy. 2007-04-11. https://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=45103. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  4. Christopher Weis (2007-06-21). "PRT Khost Launches Diversion Dam Project". United States Navy. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=30004. Retrieved 2010-08-31. "Cmdr. David Adams, who took over command of the 120-member joint team in April, said that by providing the funding and oversight necessary to empower local governments throughout Khost to decide where and how diversion dams will be built, the Provincial Reconstruction Team helps connect the people to their government -- which is the key to defeating the insurgency."  mirror
  5. Micah E. Clare (2007-06-01). "Khost PRT Winning the Fight in Afghanistan". United States Navy. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=29803. Retrieved 2010-08-31. "Navy Cmdr. Dave Adams and the Governor of Afghanistan's Khowst Province, Arsala Jamal, talk before the start of a ceremony in the District of Sabari."  mirror
  6. Micah E. Clare (2007-06-12). "New Sabari Disctrict [sic] Center to Provide Better Security". United States Navy. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=29989. Retrieved 2010-08-31. "The event was attended by Khost Governor Arsala Jamal, district sub-governor Gul-Quasim Jihadyar and Cmdr. Dave Adams, commander of the Khost Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT)."  mirror
  7. Christopher Weis (2007-06-21). "Provincial Reconstruction Teams Deploy with Sailors, Soldiers". United States Navy. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=29376. Retrieved 2010-08-31. "But now as the security force platoon leader from the Arizona National Guard he takes his lead from Cmdr. David Adams, a submarine officer and commanding officer of Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Khost Afghanistan."  mirror
  8. Christopher Weis (2007-07-02). "Roads, Relationships Top Priority for Afghans, PRT Khost". United States Navy. http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=30365. Retrieved 2010-08-31. "David Adams and the Governor of Khost Province Arsala Jamal break ground for the Matun-Gulzar Road, first of several roads the PRT is funding throughout the province. Over the next several weeks the team at PRT Khost will sign contracts for more than $3 million in roads that connect hundreds of villages to Khost City and the rest of Afghanistan."  mirror
  9. Christopher Weis (2007-07-23). "U.S. Navy Cmdr. David Adams, commanding officer of Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost, explains that education is the future of Afghanistan". United States Navy. http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=48592. Retrieved 2010-08-31. "U.S. Navy Cmdr. David Adams, commanding officer of Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost, explains that education is the future of Afghanistan at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new university road, while Khost Gov. Arsala Jamal looks on."  mirror

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