1SG David Spalding

1SG David Spalding

Dates of Service: Aug 1981 - Jul 2015
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Influence Score: 16,848
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  • SPC 1983
  • SGT 1984
  • SSG 1986
  • SFC 1990
  • SGT 2005
  • SSG 2006
  • SFC 2008
  • 1SG 2011

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A professional service and security minded individual who has experience in the retail market, military service, and government sector; capable of taking the lead with little or no guidance, or acting as a dedicated member of a team. Education and training are my greatest joys. I thoroughly enjoy speaking to students, employees, Soldiers and/or civilian groups about a great variety of subjects. Very active with the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA). Also active with the Wounded Warror Project (Alumni), and the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). Even retired, First Sergeants take care of Soldiers (or Veterans).

Military Experiences

Jul 2015 - Present
Retired First Sergeant
XO to the Home -6
Apr 2012 - Jun 2015
First Sergeant
1SG stuff
Jan 2009 - Apr 2012
CJTF Paladin
Senior Counter IED Intel NCO
Worked with EOD and route clearance. Conducted IED post blast forensics. Coordinated and worked with all battle space owners for EOD/RCP support. Coordinated ISR assets
Jan 2008 - Apr 2012
372nd EN BDE
NCOIC Intel and Security


(1 year, 11 months)
Sep 2009 - Sep 2010
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Senior CIED Intel NCO for JTF Paladin, TF Timberwolf
Mar 2007 - Dec 2007
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Joint Operations Center Fire Support NCOIC for the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan (7th SFG); coordinated, synchronized, and integrated all joint fires Aand close air support during combat operations for two U.S. Special Operations Task Forces and four Coalition Task Forces.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools


Interrogation and Interview


Kaba Mas Lock Tech


Security Officer Advanced Crs

Foreign Language Skills


German (2+/2+)

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

Ended in 2015