David is an active duty Navy Corpsman who has been both with the "green side" as a Devil Doc and "blue side" recently serving as a Command Career Counselor to the sailors at Annapolis, Maryland.
I met David while I was stationed on the USS Iwo Jima, while he was with the 6th Marines of Camp Lejuene, North Carolina. I saw personally how this man took care of his sailors and how he set the example for them to follow.
What have you been up to? Where are you stationed at now?
After I left 3d Battalion 6th Marines I PCSed to Annapolis where I am currently the Command Career Counselor and DFA LPO.
So what are you doing to stay fit?
Functional fitness has been my go to for the past year. I used to do a lot of powerlifting but realized that I needed to transition into something that would help in day to day situations. Don’t get me wrong, I can still push some weight but I have also added a lot more cardio, stamina, and mobility exercises.
From your experience, what has been the best and worst moment in your military career?
The best moment in my military career had to be when I was a Casket Bearer with the Navy Ceremonial Guard. I participated in over 2000 funerals and was privileged to be hand selected to render honors to senator Ted Kennedy and Representative Charlie Wilson at Arlington national cemetery.
What are your future goals (personally and or professionally?)
Professionally the goal has always been anchors. That’s the goal for any enlisted Sailor. Personally, my goals are to reach my peak in fitness and also travel the world with my family. We only have so much time on this planet and it would be a shame not to take every opportunity to see the beauty in it.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about enlisting in the military?
For anyone who is thinking about entering the military.... don’t do it because you feel like it is a last resort. Do it for the love of your country and the pride that you are doing what has to be done to protect your family and friends.
Sound advice, Brother. I appreciate that. What’s your favorite quote or saying?
"No excuses, just results."
I tore my Achilles in 2015 and that saying got me back on my feet and PTing in just under 90 days.
David has been a great supporter of the brand and our mission and I personally want to thank him for that. Thank you David for sharing a little of your story. I know that he'll soon put on those anchors soon enough!