David L. Francavilla
Colonel David L. Francavilla was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 5-85, 9 September 1983. His first duty assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Leader with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 9th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Lewis, Washington. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Mortar Platoon (81MM), B Company, 2nd Battalion (Light) Infantry; Executive Officer, C Company, 2nd Battalion Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington; Test Officer, Combat Development Experimentation Office; G3 Training and Resource Officer, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; S3, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, Aurora Recruiting Company, Aurora, CO; Commander, B Company, 3-87th Infantry, Lakewood, Colorado; Platoon Observer Controller, 2nd Battalion, 361st Regiment, 91st Division, Senior Observer Controller Group 2; Deputy Commander, Area Support Group Falcon and the 1st Infantry Division, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo; Director for Recruiting, Office of Military Cooperation Afghanistan (OMC-A); Branch Chief, Senior Observer Controller Group 2, 1st Brigade, 91st Division; Commander, 1st Brigade, 104th Division, Aurora, Colorado; G3, 75th Infantry Division; Special Projects Officer; 76th Operational Readiness Command; Assistant Chief of Staff, 76th Operational Readiness Center. Colonel Francavilla also worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Senior Analyst with the VA Central Office following his retirement. | His military education includes: Army War College, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Infantry Mortar Platoon Leaders Course, Bradley Commanders Course, Recruiters Commander Course, Information Operations Course, Adjutant Generals Course, DOD Support to Civilian Authorities Course, KFOR Leader Development Course, Observer Trainer Course, Chief Observer Trainer Course, Senior Leader Exercise Planning Design Course.