Columnist and Legal Analyst
David T. Pyne. Esq. is a conservative commentator, campaign consultant, veterans' advocate, strategic forecaster and policy expert who resides in Utah with his wife and four daughters. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Utah State Legislative Compensation Commission and Executive Vice President of the Utah Republican Assembly. He also serves as a Vice President of the Association of the United States Army's Utah chapter and as a Vice President of the Salt Lake Total Force Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Previously, he served as Salt Lake County Chairman for Governor John Huntsman's re-election campaign, as Policy Director for the Cherilyn Eagar for US Senate campaign and as an advisor for defense and foreign policy issues to Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Mr. Pyne served as the West Region Vice President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies from 2005-2009 and as President of the Utah Republican Assembly from 2008-2009.
He also serves as both a Republican Party Senate District Chairman and Salt Lake County Republican Party Executive Committee member. In addition, Mr. Pyne serves as a regular guest host on K-TALK AM 630 on which he has interviewed a number of congressional candidates--both challengers as well as an incumbent--on national security issues and other issues of importance to our country. He was a candidate for Salt Lake County Council in the special election for District 5 held in December 2009. Prior to relocating to Utah, Mr. Pyne ran for the New Mexico State Senate losing his election by only seven points. Over the last eight years, Mr. Pyne's political and public policy columns have been published on The American Partisan, WorldNetDaily, Conservative Battleline, Etherzone, Military.com, Enter Stage Right, the Intellectual Conservative and several other internet news and commentary websites.
Mr. Pyne is a former United States Army armor officer who also served for two and a half years as an International Programs Manager on the Department of the Army Headquarters staff responsible for the countries of the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Latin America and Africa and subsequently as a consultant to the Missile Defense Agency. He has traveled as a member of Department of Defense-led delegations to Canada, South Africa, Israel, Brazil and Argentina. He is also a member of the Center for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA), the American Legion, the Military Officers Association of America and the Utah State Bar.
Mr. Pyne holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young
University (1992) where he minored in international relations and history, a
Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University School of Law (1995) and a Masters
of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University's prestigious
School of Foreign Service (2000). ***
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