Vice President, Security Operations

David Walsh


David is the Vice President of Security Operations for D&A Advisory. David manages international security projects and threat management for our global clients. 

David is a retired senior U.S. Government Diplomatic Security Special Agent and a senior security leader with an accomplished record in the development and management of comprehensive security programs for the U.S. government. David managed security at regional field offices for U.S.-based programs and abroad at U.S. diplomatic missions in a variety of threat environments to support mission-critical operations. In addition, David has had a number of special security assignments to strategically vital posts around the world. Furthermore, David administrated complex security programs comprised of government, military, civilian, and corporate personnel and interests in coordination with host country officials. He also has experience supervising hundreds of personnel, oversight of budgets, anti-terrorism measures, and advisement to senior officials on security matters.


  • Special Agent, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS)
  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge, DS Washington, DC Field Office
  • Regional Security Officer, U.S. Embassy Seoul
  • Regional Security Officer, U.S. Consulate Kirkuk, Iraq
  • Regional Security Officer, U.S. Consulate Karachi, Pakistan
  • Member of the Foreign Affairs Advisory Committee under the Seoul Metropolitan Police


  • Purdue University (BA in History)