A former member of the United States Marine Corps, David Missita maintained expeditionary airfield systems in locations across the United States and Japan. Joining the military in 1996, David Missita served as an Expeditionary Airfield (EAF) Systems Technician until his career was cut short in 1998 due to a serious accident. He stayed on active duty until 2001, when he received an honorable medical discharge. Missita was awarded a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal for his service. While acting as an Expeditionary Airfield (EAF) Systems Technician with the Marine Corps, David Missita held responsibility for installing, inspecting, and operating a wide range of EAF systems components, including visual landing aids, airfield markings and lighting, and AM-2 matting. He also maintained EAF communications equipment and conducted landing zone assessments for tactical Marine Corps and Naval aircraft. Missita joined the Marine Corps following five months of training in electronics engineering technology at ITT Technical Institute in Greenville, South Carolina. While in the Marines, he furthered his knowledge of aircraft recovery through six weeks of technical training in Pensacola, Florida. He excelled in Spanish as a high school student and has continued to utilize it over the years, particularly while he was stationed in California and awaiting discharge in Washington, D.C. A Carolina Panthers fan, David Missita enjoys football and a variety of other sports. He also fosters a passion for travel and likes to visit museums. With an interest in politics and current events, he hopes to secure a civilian position in the near future through volunteer or training opportunities.