Col. David K. Green enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1985 and served in the 3rd
Infantry Division in West Germany and was later commissioned through the
Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Kentucky, Lexington,
He holds master's degrees in education from Kansas State University and
Strategic Studies from the Air War College. His military education includes
Infantry Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course,
Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Naval School Explosive Ordnance
Disposal, Advanced EOD Management and Technology Course, Advanced Access and
Disablement EOD Course, Joint Nuclear EOD Course, U.S. Army Command and
General Staff College and the Air War College.
His principle staff assignments have been deputy J3 and XVIII Airborne Corps
LNO, Combined Joint Task Force Troy, Baghdad, Iraq; executive officer, 184th
Ordnance Battalion (EOD) and JTF Paladin-East, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan;
deputy commanding officer, 52nd Ordnance Group (EOD), Fort Campbell,
Kentucky; G3 chief of plans, 20th CBRNE Command, Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland.
His key command and leadership assignments have been rifle platoon leader,
1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, Fort
Campbell, Kentucky; commander, 716th Ordnance Company (EOD), Fort
Richardson, Alaska; commander, 184th Ordnance Battalion (EOD) and JTF
Paladin-East, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan; commander, 79th Ordnance
Battalion (EOD), Fort Hood, Texas; and director, U.S. Army Training and
Doctrine Command Capabilities Manager - Explosive Ordnance Disposal (TCM
EOD), Fort Lee, Virginia.
Green's decorations and awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, Army
Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army
Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (second award),
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with service star, Iraq Campaign Medal with two
service stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service
Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (fourth award), NATO
Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation,
Master EOD Badge, Air Assault Badge and Parachutist Badge.