7011 Aircraft RecoveryUnited States Marine Corps
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David Missita served as an Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician with the United States Marine Corps from 1996 to 2001. In this position, Mr. Missita worked on airfield systems and aircraft to ensure communications, lighting markers, and other essential systems were functioning properly. He entered the service shortly after graduating from high school and spent his first weeks studying aircraft recovery at NAS Pensacola. While serving in the military, Mr. Missita was stationed at bases across the country, including stints in Tennessee, California, Washington, D.C., and North and South Carolina. He maintained a stellar reputation, often being called upon for special responsibilities and assignments. David Missita was stationed in Japan in 1998 when he sustained serious injuries during an accident. As a result, his service brought him to Headquarters Marine Corps, Arlington, VA, to finish the remainder of his contract, where he received the Good Conduct Medal. After remaining on active duty for five years, he received an honorable discharge for medical reasons in 2001.
Since graduating from high school, David Missita has taken courses in a wide array of subjects, including money management, engineering, and general studies. He also possesses professional experience in the workshop inventory, electronics, and retail industries. In the future, Mr. Missita hopes to supplement his knowledge with additional training and volunteer work in order to pursue a career in a new field.
In his free time, Mr. Missita enjoys watching sports, especially football, and watching movies. He also keeps abreast of political developments in the U.S.