David commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1999 from the NROTC program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. From 2000-2004, David served as an Air Support Control Officer in Marine Air Support Squadron 2 (MASS-2), in Okinawa and MASS-3 in California. This included exercises in the Philippines, Hawaii and Spain. In 2003 David served with MASS-1 as part of Task Force Tarawa during the invasion of Iraq.
After 2004 David moved to Colorado where he attended the Colorado School of Mines and became a member of the Foothills Detachment 469 of the Marine Corps League and a member of the Marine Memorial Association.
David joined the Marine Memorial Foundation in 2017 with the goal of ensuring that the Memorial remains dedicated to all Marines and that the planned renovations are practical and sustainable.
David currently resides in Westminster, Colorado with his wife Debi and son Zander.