Lieutenant Colonel David Franklin Swayne is Director of the Peak Performance Center for the United States Air Force Academy. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (North Carolina) as well as a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. Lieutenant Colonel Swayne is rated as a Chief, Biomedical Science Corps officer.

Lieutenant Colonel Swayne is a 1990 graduate of Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC, and a 1995 graduate of East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. After a short period working as a social worker in the civilian sector, he entered the United States Air Force in Oct 1995, receiving a direct commission as a First Lieutenant in the Biomedical Services Corps. Lieutenant Colonel Swayne is a career behavioral scientist having served in a variety of positions to include mental health, family advocacy, alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment, drug demand reduction, and suicide prevention. He is a graduate of Squadron Officer School, and Air Command and Staff College. He is married to Dr. Susan M. Swayne and has one child, a son, Ethan.