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About  David Baucom 

A rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, David Baucom served as the director of strategy, policy, and logistics for the U.S. Transportation Command from 2013 to 2015. He held several key leadership positions within the Navy, including assignments as supply officer in USS Edward McDonnell and as stock control officer in USS Theodore Roosevelt. Baucom’s shore duty assignments included serving as a White House military aide to president and Mrs. Ronald Reagan and as a commanding officer for the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Additionally, David F. Baucom spent three years employed with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

In addition to earning a bachelor of science from Auburn University, rear admiral David Baucom holds a master of science in military national resource strategy and policy and a master of science in acquisition and contract management. He belongs to professional organizations such as the Society of White House Military Aides and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). In his free time, David F. Baucom enjoys hiking, gardening, and traveling. An avid reader, Baucom counts historical texts such as "No Ordinary Time" by Doris Kearns Goodwin among his favorite titles.

Work experience

Dec 1981Present

Rear Admiral

US Navy


Sep 1997Jun 1998


Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defenze University
Jan 1990Jun 1991


The Naval Postgraduate School
Sep 1977Dec 1981


Auburn University