Dennis Dever is a Research Assistant for the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and went on to attain a master’s degree in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. His master’s work focused on the effects of military load carriage on gait biomechanics. He is currently working as a strength and condition coach for the Soldier Performance and Readiness as Tactical Athletes training study. Dever’s research interests include performance optimization, injury prevention, and load carriage biomechanics in tactical populations.