Joseph Dituri, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Joseph earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and his Master's degree in Astronautical Engineering from Naval Post Graduate School. He is a retired Naval Engineering Officer (Diving Officer) and former Special Operations Officer with 28 years of leadership and management experience. He served five tours at diving and salvage commands and has worked in every facet of diving from underwater ship's husbandry to saturation diving. Joe's commitment to AME is completely voluntary. Joseph has trained hundreds of technical divers to dive and physicians in the use of hyperbaric medicine. He is the author of numerous diver-training manuals, a co-author of the book "Tao of Survival Underwater", a contributing author to the Navy Diving Manual and has been published in several journals including those produced by the American Society of Naval Engineers and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Joseph is also a member of the Board of Directors of IANTD, the largest technical diver-training agency in the world. He serves as the Training Director and holds instructor trainer ratings in every form of diving. Joseph has three children. He was inducted into the Explorer's Club as a Fellow in 2015. Now that he is retired from almost 28 years of active service to the United States, he is going back to school for biomedical engineering and also enjoys writing books, skydiving and has a long-term goal of being a civilian astronaut.