Leon Tackitt retired from the U.S. Navy after serving for 27 years. He started his career in Navy Search and Rescue as a helicopter aircrewman in the Anti-Submarine Warfare field. He transitioned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal in 1985 and rose to the rank of Senior Chief before he was commissioned as a Limited Duty Officer in 1998. He retired in 2007 as a Lieutenant Commander (Select).
Mr. Tackitt’s 27-year career offered him a myriad of assignments in which he attained a multitude of career milestones. Most notably are Master EOD Technician, Master Training Specialist, Curriculum and Instructional Standards Developer, Naval Parachutist and Jumpmaster. He also served as a Training Officer and Requirements Officer at an EOD brigade, Training Officer at EOD mobile unit, and Material/Supply Officer at an EOD training unit. His background as a staff officer led to his extensive knowledge in the defense Planning, Programing, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) business areas including material requirements and resourcing, operational logistics, facilities and financial management. Leon has extensive expertise in EOD equipment requirements, table of organization development, and business intelligence software applications.