David graduated from Harvard College in 2010 and received his commission through the MIT Army ROTC battalion. He served on active duty for nine years as a Black Hawk MEDEVAC helicopter pilot with tours to South Korea and Afghanistan. During his time he held numerous staff and leadership positions, to include company commander. He transitioned from the military in 2019 to pursue his MBA at Columbia Business School in New York, where he is expected to graduate in 2021. He serves as a Harvard College volunteer admissions interviewer and is actively involved in the Columbia Military in Business Association and the Harlem Tutorial Program.