About M8 Interceptor

M8 Interceptor's leadership team is comprised of seasoned military veterans who also happen to have a solid grasp of business concepts and logistics. Using these talents, the team has succesfully made M8 Interceptor into one of the premier military contractors supplying emergency vehicle outfitting services. Our key leadership team is comprised of:

Tony Rosenbum

Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, CWO3 Tony D. Rosenbum enlisted in the Marine Corps right out of high school. Although he was spirited, he did not have the self-discipline needed to be successful. Taking after his grandfather, he decided the United States Marine Corps would be the place to teach him the fundamentals of discipline and leadership. Rosenbum went to Boot Camp in September of 1986 and from that moment, and the ones that quickly followed, changed his life forever. He served 20 years as a Marine and spent half his time as an enlisted Marine and half his time as an Officer. He began his career as a wireman, became a utilities chief and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. During his 20 years in the Marine Corps, Rosenbum served in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Drill Instructor Duty, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and has earned many honors along the way. During his later years in the Marine Corps, Tony was more focused on the planning, execution and follow-on training in the logistics and mobilization areas of large scale planning. His most recent activity had him serving as a Program Manager for a high valued customer in Afghanistan providing the necessary guidance and leadership to their customer- the US Government.

He says he enjoyed being a Drill Instructor because it gives him the "greatest impact and influence over a group of people in a short amount of time." Since his role as a Drill Instructor in the Fox TV reality series, "Boot Camp”, "Celebrity Boot Camp" and The Discovery Channel’s “Could You Survive”, Rosenbum has been getting many requests for public speaking, commercial sponsorships, and other special appearances. This popularity provided the opportunity to him to form his company, Motova8 Inc., and work towards providing organizations the tools they need to motivate their employees and increase their bottom lines. Since that day, many companies and organizations have been Motova8ed by DI Rosenbum and his superior team.

In the midst of a hectic schedule, Rosenbum committed time to earning a bachelor's degree in management and is working on his master's degree. His company Motova8 (Mental Toughness, Opportunity, Training, Obstacles, Values, Attitude, Education and Discipline) is the perfect combination of Marine Corps principals and traits combined with a business platform- one like no other!

Over the last few years, Tony had been a main driver in the Program Management field assisting companies in the development, start-up and completion of US Government contracts. Spearheading programs and building a solid high-performing team is what Tony does best. He never misses the opportunity to share with others the importance of education. Rosenbum is currently residing in Southern California.

Dave Francisco

Dave Francisco served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps and acted as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard/Ceremonial Drill Team along with completing three tours as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Chief Drill Instructor, Battalion Drill Master, Company 1st Sgt, and 1st Sgt of Drill Instructor School at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Dave was a Company Gunnery Sergeant in the First Marine Division and Non Commissioned Officer in Charge of the 1st Marine Division Schools. His final Marine Corps assignment was as Sergeant Major, Marine Corps Recruiting Station San Diego when he retired from the Marine Corps in January, 2003 as a Service Disabled Veteran.

After retirement, Dave assumed the duties as Military Relations Manager for Pioneer Services, a military finance company; as well as Military Liaison for a leading San Diego automobile dealership. In December 2005, Dave assumed the duties as the General Manager of Saturn of San Diego.

Dave is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the 1st and 2nd Marine Division Associations, the Marine Corps Association, and serves as the President of the West Coast Drill Instructors Association. Dave is a resident of Oceanside, California.

Chip Dykes

After serving 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, Chip Dykes retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 3. He served in billets as an administrative chief, Drill Instructor, Water Survival Instructor, Battery Gunnery Sergeant and Personnel Officer. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is a life member of the 1st Marine Division Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired in 2002 and is a Service Disabled Veteran.

After retirement in 2002, Chip began a new career in the mortgage banking industry, settling in Oceanside Ca. In 2006 he assumed the duties as Military Relations Manager for Pioneer Services, a Division of MidCountry Bank. In October 2007 he assumed the duties as Branch Manager for the Oceanside office of Pioneer Services. Chip is currently on the Board of Directors of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee for the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce; President, TriCity Council of the Navy League of the United States and the Chairman of the Veterans Advisory Council of San Diego County. He also serves as Vice President of the Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center, a non-profit organization focused on eradicating Veteran’s homelessness.

 
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