David M. Orochena, SES (ret.)

David M. Orochena David Orochena is a transportation security expert and owner of Orochena Consulting Services, LLC a transportation and homeland security consultancy firm. In addition to his subject matter expertise, he leverages his experience in the public and private sectors to assist companies with their business development efforts including strategic planning, representing companies with potential federal clients and assisting with proposal writing and other capture activities.

Mr. Orochena has over twenty years of Transportation and Homeland Security related experience in federal regulatory compliance work. His experience includes management of large (over one thousand) organizations and small groups. Mr. Orochena has also served as a Homeland and Transportation Security Program Manager for key security implementation projects for national level projects and has worked transportation security in over 50 countries throughout his career. He has unique experience coordinating multi-agency security efforts across the Department of State, Defense, Transportation and Homeland Security.

Mr. Orochena served as an aviation security advisor to the Iraqi civil aviation authority and Iraqi Airways through the US Embassy, Baghdad in 2008-2010.

As a Transportation Security Administration senior executive, Mr. Orochena led Compliance Program Development; served as Assistant Administrator for Compliance Programs; Director of International Operations and Assistant Director for the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

While in the Army, he was the Commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment.

Mr. Orochena holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from California University of Pennsylvania and conducted graduate studies in international relations at Villanova University. A Graduate of OPM’s Federal Executive Institute, Mr. Orochena sat on the alumni associations Board of Directors in 2009-2010.


Terry L. Scherling
Major General/SES (Ret.) USAF/DHS
President and CEO

Nicholas P. Scherling
Vice President

Wilton 'Scott' Gorske, MG (Ret.)
Director of Operations

Denise Johns
Director of Programs


Anthony D. Brown
Civilian Senior Safety Manager, (Ret.)

Brian A. Butler
Colonel (Ret.) USA

John ‘Theo’ Dressler
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) USAF

Kelly R. Mazezka

David M. Orochena
Senior Executive Service (Ret.)

Cecilia Sells
International Affairs, Intel & Nuclear Policy

Jeffrey E. Schmidt
Colonel (Ret.) USAF

Gary Szabo
Colonel (Ret.) USAF

Daniel C. Van Wyk
Brigadier General (Ret.) USAF