David retired from the US Army after 33 years of military service in 2015 and currently serves with the HOPE Project. His many years of military service includes 16 years as an Army Chaplain where he deployed to Iraq twice, Afghanistan, Africa and Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards include three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. David specialized in trauma, combat stress, child loss, and grief counseling. David is a graduate of Welch College, Southeastern Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Army Command and General Staff Collage, US Army Chaplain Basic and Advance Courses, US Army Military Intelligence Center and School, the Basic Airborne Course and Clinical Pastoral Education. He is the co-author with Dr. Eddie Moody of “First Aid for Your Emotional Hurts: Veterans” and author of, “Operation Eternal Freedom.” David and his wife Connie have two children, Joshua and Rebekah, and four grandsons, Nate, Tony, Blake and Jake.
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