Lt. Col. David Culver received his commission as an Armor officer through the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 2003.
Culver’s first assignment was to the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment in Schweinfurt, Germany where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, and Military Transition Team Operations Officer. After returning to the United States LTC Culver served as the Squadron and Brigade Assistant Operations Officer and commanded Arrow Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
Following command Culver earned a master’s degree in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and subsequently reported to the United States Military Academy where he served as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics. Culver was then assigned to 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas where he served as the Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer. Upon completing his assignment in Texas Culver moved to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey and served as the Brigade Operations Officer of the 174th Infantry Brigade. He was then selected to assist in the establishment of the Army’s national marketing office in Chicago, Illinois. While assigned to the Army Enterprise Marketing Office Culver served as the Marketing Operations Officer (Media) and the Director of Strategy and Innovation. Culver then had the honor of commanding the 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment at Fort Moore, Georgia where he was responsible for One Station Unit Training for the Army’s Cavalry Scouts. Culver has multiple deployments to the CENTCOM AOR in various staff and command positions.
Culver’s military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Armor Captain’s Career Course, the Cavalry Leaders Course, the Joint Firepower Course, and the Command and General Staff College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Wings.