Capt. David B. Sosa, USMS, is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. and retired career Marine Corps Officer.
He graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1992, and earned a commission as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps after attending Marine Corps Officer Candidates Class. His operational tours include service with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment as a Platoon Commander, Company Commander, Operations Officer, and Battalion Commander. He also served as an exchange officer with the Royal Marines, the United Kingdom's amphibious light infantry force.
He led deployments to Africa and the Middle-East, including in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He served at sea on multiple assignments, most notably as a Battalion Landing Team Commander with the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). His state-side assignments included recruiting duty and at Marine Corps Installations East.
He is a Distinguished Graduate of Amphibious Warfare School and of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College from which he was awarded a Master of Military Studies degree. He was also awarded a Master of Public Administration degree in from Golden Gate University.
His personal awards include the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device ("V"), the Combat Action Ribbon, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal.
After retiring as a Lt. Col. in 2014, he served as Borough Manager for the port town of Haines Alaska, population 2,400, where he was responsible for the municipality’s day to day operations.
He is joined at Kings Point by his wife Tracey and their daughter Sofia.
Updated: Thursday, February 4, 2016