Major General, US Army Reserves (Ret), Security and Peace-keeping
Major General David Blackledge brings over 33 years as a military officer and reservist. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf War (1991-92), Haiti (1994), Bosnia-Hercegovina (1997-98), US Embassy in Kuwait (2000-01) and two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-04 and 2005-06). He also brings 15 years experience as Manager with Procter & Gamble Company, 7 years in the paper industry and 8 years in the health care sector. Mr. Blackledge has been awarded five Bronze Star Medals and two Purple Hearts.
Mr. Blackledge has been a leader in publicly addressing the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on soldiers returning from combat and a supporter of various wounded warrior projects. He received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Business of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.