I am a graduate of Thomas Edison State College. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Communications and have more than 10 years of experience in the areas of public affairs, English, journalism, broadcasting, photography, media relations, copy-editing and publication design. During my time as an active-duty service member in the United States Navy, I had the great pleasure of working as a mass communication specialist and telling the Navy’s story to a worldwide audience. I served as a primary journalism and public affairs instructor at the Defense Information School (2011-2014) where I had the unique opportunity of teaching service members of all branches of service the fundamentals of military journalism and public affairs. Through extensive lesson plan development, classroom engagement and a passion for setting others up for success, my students were able to graduate and become the future of military communicators. I highly enjoy tutoring in the subjects of writing, English, journalism and speech. Possessing the ability to communicate an effective message to a variety of audiences is a skill I pride myself in. I feel every student has a unique learning style and it’s important to ensure a plan of study is developed based on techniques that are curtailed for each individual student in order to ensure their success. I’m very passionate about teaching, tutoring and coaching students to achieve their goals academically and broadening their skill-sets. I am a firm proponent of education, believing it to be absolutely necessary for an improved quality of life, and I try to impart this appreciation to all of my students. In my spare time, I enjoy writing, all facets of sports (especially hockey and baseball), collecting autographs, traveling all around the world, cooking, video games, exercising, further pursuing my education and spending time with family.
Biography: MC2(SW) David J. Wyscaver
David J. Wyscaver was born and raised in Detroit where he attended Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti after graduating from Plymouth Salem High School. At the age of 21, he joined the United States Navy as a journalist. Shortly after completing basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois in 2004, he attended journalist “A” school at the Defense Information School, Fort George G. Meade Maryland. As a student at DINFOS, he completed the Basic Public Affairs Specialist Writer Course and Basic Public Affairs Specialist Broadcast Course.
In January 2006, he received orders to his first duty station, Navy Public Affairs Support Element East in Norfolk, Virginia. While at the command, Wyscaver completed two deployments: one onboard USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) as part of the Nassau Expeditionary Strike Group (2007-2008) and one onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as part of the Truman Strike Group (2009-2010). Notable temporary duty assignments included Fleet Week New York 2006, Hurricane Katrina humanitarian relief efforts (2007), Hurricane Ike humanitarian relief efforts in Galveston, Texas (2008), Fleet Week New York 2009, and Bold Quest Camp Lejeune, North Carolina (2009). While at NPASE, he completed more than 500 print stories, and produced more than 200 broadcast news packages. He was meritoriously promoted to Petty Officer Second Class in December of 2008 through the command advance program.
In February 2011, he reported to his second duty station, DINFOS, as an instructor. In March 2011, he successfully completed the Instructor Training Course and met all other requirements to become a fully certified instructor. While instructing the Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course at DINFOS, MC2 Wyscaver has provided more than 1,000 Department of Defense students with essential journalism, public affairs and design and layout training through more than 3,500 hours of instruction. Starting in April 2013, he played a vital role in restructuring the Navy’s Basic Mass Communication Specialist Course by applying his expertise, insight and experience into developing the courses’ new journalism functional areas.
MC2 Wyscaver is authorized to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars, the Good Conduct Award with two gold stars, the Battle ‘E’ medal, and the Humanitarian medal. He has also received five Letters of Appreciation from various commands throughout the fleet along with being a Navy Master Instructor Specialist and certified Defense Information School master instructor. MC2 Wyscaver is an alumni member of Thomas Edison State College from which he earned a B.A. in Communications in 2012.