Upon graduating from Sahuaro High School in 1976, David attended the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Resources Management. Upon graduation, he completed flight school and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in 1983. David served in numerous flight assignments in the Maritime Patrol community flying the P-3C Orion aircraft at diverse sites throughout the world. In 1998, he was assigned as the Commanding Officer of Antarctica Development Squadron SIX, conducting airborne logistics operations in the LC-130 aircraft for the National Science Foundation’s United States Antarctic Program. David’s final assignment in the Navy was a Command Director for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) at Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center, CO.
Upon retiring from the Navy with the rank of Captain in 2004, David began his next career with ITT Corporation in Colorado Springs, CO. In his present position, he is the Vice President and Director of Systems Support Services for ITT’s Systems Division. Dave’s business area is responsible for providing full cycle logistics and tactical vehicle maintenance services for the US military in Europe and the Middle East.
David and his wife, Tricia, have two sons that are currently Midshipmen at the US Naval Academy. Their oldest son, Christopher, will graduate in 2009, and their youngest son, John, will graduate in 2012.