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Dave Ruiz

Dave Ruiz


Dave Ruiz was a man who gave. He gave to his family, friends, work and his country. It was a life that demanded notice a life that burned so that others paths were lit. He was a strategic thinker, a visionary who was smart, innovative and creative. He generously gave us his knowledge, his skills and yes, his sarcastic humor which always kept things light.

In 1981, Dave attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He then became commissioned to second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He went on to flight school in Pensacola, FL. After that he was stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA. Dave served with the 5th Marines in Operation Desert Storm. Shortly after arriving home, he was stationed in Kansas and was an integral part of the U.S. Marine Corps. Mountain Warfare unit in Bridgeport, CA. Dave did his final tour at Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA where he served as a “Acquisition Warrior” hellbent on bringing the best gear possible to his troops.

Dave was deeply concerned as a Marine with improving the quality of their gear to enhance comfort and increase survivability. He initiated and implemented much during his tour of duty that can still be seen today. In his career, Dave worked with passion, integrity and energy. Dave is an important part of our heritage. His passion, integrity and energy, are fundamental parts of the Amabilis DNA.

Fair Winds and Following Seas. Godspeed my friend…