Ace Thrift joined the Darley Defense team after 30+ years of service in the United States Navy. Ace was a Navy EOD Warfare Officer (LDO) as well as an enlisted member of the Navy during those 30 years. He built an extensive background in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Undersea / Maritime operations all over the world in support of many Global Conflicts and humanitarian events. During his final Naval tour at Navy Expeditionary Combat Command as the Requirements Officer (N82) for EOD / Diving and Salvage, he validated the capabilities and the capability gaps for all of Navy EOD / Diving and Salvage as well as the validation of Core equipment across the NECC Force.
Ace now manages our support to the Navy, Marine Corps, SOCOM and Federal components as the Director of Sales and Business Development here at W.S. Darley. His experience in different facets of the Military coupled with his education and a very experienced team of professionals provides him and his team with the “tools and “know how” to assist those Warfighters and Programs that may be searching for a solution. He currently resides in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. in Virginia Beach, VA but his reach extends to all four corners of the United States and abroad.