Alumni Stories

David McMunn (G’74)

President, McMunn Associates, Inc.

Location: Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C., during John Carroll Weekend 2010
Interviewer/Producer: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06)
Editor: Lisa Fthenakis (C’10)David McMunn

A Navy intelligence officer with an interest in Arab/Middle East studies, McMunn earned a master’s degree in history from Georgetown in 1974. Ten years earlier, before matriculating, McMunn was deployed to Vietnam for a six month cruise. Here, he tells the story of his time in Vietnam, which includes first-hand accounts of the Gulf of Tonkin, the Mekong Delta and an attack on his helicopter, when he was rescued by the “Spirit in the Sky.”

McMunn, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security, has more than 40 years of military and private sector experience in intelligence, maritime security and executive-level program management. He is the founder and president of McMunn Associates Inc., a consulting firm that provides policy support to the highest levels of the U.S. government and supports intelligence analysis and production, training, maritime security and emergency incident management requirements. McMunn has previously held senior executive level positions in Cabinet departments and military services, and has served in key national security positions in the White House. His assignments have ranged from director of border Security for the White House from 1990-1991 to naval attaché to the U.S. Embassy in Israel from 1975-1978.

Additional Resources

Foreign Policy Research Institute

http://www.fpri.org/

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