The SPECTRUM Group > CAPT Dave Halladay, USN, Ret.

CAPT Dave Halladay, USN, Ret.


  • Naval Combat, Navigation, and Engineering Systems
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and International Business
  • Sales, Marketing, and Market Capture, Focused on International Security Cooperation
  • Business Development Team Training
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Fluent in Spanish and Italian Languages


Captain Halladay, International COE lead at The SPECTRUM Group, delivers extensive international business development experience, having worked in and supported more than sixty countries in his private-sector and military career roles. He specializes in supporting U.S. and foreign clients working with naval weapons, navigation and engineering systems, as well as in international security cooperation programs.

Prior to joining The SPECTRUM Group, Captain Halladay served as Senior Director for Foreign Military Sales for North American Rescue (NAR), where he initiated foreign military sales (FMS) and direct commercial sales (DCS) strategies that increased sales seven-fold in under two years.

In his U.S. Navy career, Captain Halladay held responsibility for developing and managing all Department of the Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard security assistance programs – representing 61 countries, more than one thousand FMS cases, and a value of more than $15B – as Director, Security Assistance Operations for Northern, Central and Southern Commands. While supporting USCENTCOM interests in the Middle East, he played a key role in fleet modernization efforts for several Latin American partner nation navies.


  • Senior Director, FMS Programs, North American Rescue, LLC
  • Career Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) and Foreign Area Officer (FAO), U.S. Navy
  • Navy Section Chief and Deputy Commander, U.S. Military Group Chile, USSOUTHCOM
  • Director, Security Assistance Operations for USNORTHCOM, USCENTCOM, and USSOUTHCOM, U.S. Navy International Programs Office


  • M.B.A., Global Management, University of Phoenix
  • M.A., Defense Studies, Italian Joint War College (Rome, Italy)
  • B.S., Resources Management, U.S. Naval Academy
  • Graduate, Italian Language and Spanish Language, Defense Language Institute