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Dave Botwin

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Meet Dave Botwin: A Distinguished Coach and Mentor at Lineage BJJ®

Dave Botwin: A Blend of Military Excellence and Martial Arts Passion

We're honored to have Dave Botwin, an exemplary individual and coach, as part of the Lineage BJJ® family. His journey is marked by significant achievements in both his military career and martial arts, making him a valuable mentor to our members.

A Storied Military Career:

  • Dave Botwin, a proud native of West Windsor, New Jersey, embarked on his distinguished military journey after graduating from Rutgers University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.
  • Commissioned in 2010, he initially pursued Nuclear Officer training before transitioning to the Supply Corps, completing the Basic Qualification Course in June 2013.
  • As a Lieutenant Commander, Dave's naval service is highlighted by his tenure as Supply Officer on the USS NEW MEXICO (SSN-779), where he played a pivotal role in several critical operations and maintenance work-up cycles.
  • His shore assignments were equally impactful, including a role as Readiness Officer at NAVSUP FLC NORFOLK, managing various logistics and supply operations.

Academic and Professional Achievements:

  • Dave is a triple-qualified officer, holding designations in Naval Aviation, Surface Warfare, and Submarine Warfare Supply Corps.
  • He furthered his education with a Master’s Degree and Joint Professional Military Education Phase 1 from the Naval War College, adding to his extensive knowledge and expertise.

Decorations and Recognitions:

  • His military career is decorated with numerous awards, including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Achievement Medal, and Expert Rifle and Pistol Medals, among other unit and service accolades.

Family and Community Involvement:

  • A family man, Dave and his wife, Jill, are proud parents to Julia and Daniel.
  • In the realm of martial arts, he volunteers as a Jiu-Jitsu coach at Lineage BJJ in California, MD, where he brings his passion and experience to the mats. As a 4-striped white belt, he shares his expertise not only in Jiu-Jitsu but also in Wrestling, drawing on years of competition and coaching experience from his time at West Windsor Plainsboro High School South Campus.

An Asset to Lineage BJJ®:

  • Dave's rich blend of life and coaching experience, coupled with his exemplary military background, makes him an invaluable asset to our team. His dedication to martial arts and the development of young athletes is an inspiration to us all.

Join us at Lineage BJJ® to experience the guidance and mentorship of Dave Botwin, a true embodiment of discipline, skill, and leadership.