During his career he flew more than 4,500 accident free flight hours and was a designated Weapons and Tactics Instructor. He made six extended deployments overseas or aboard ship, including a combat tour flying in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to his flying duties, David also had multiple assignments as a Program Manager overseeing military procurement contracts.
After graduating from the Defense Acquisition University he was selected by the Marine Corps as one of their first Acquisition Professionals. David also holds a Master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology in Business Management.
He had Command assignments or Program Management responsibility for three separate billion-dollar programs, and his final Marine Corps assignment was leading a military and civilian workforce at the Central Florida Research Park that managed $1.4 billion worth of Simulation & Training projects.