Commander Bio

DAVID A. FALVEY

David Falvey, a South Boston resident, is the Commander of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, a position he was elected to upon joining the council in June of 2017. He joined the council as a part of a wave of new veterans that sought to re-energize and bring pragmatic leadership to the council and to the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day / Evacuation Day Parade. David also serves as an active member of Thomas J. Fitzgerald VFW Post #561 in South Boston.

In addition to his volunteer efforts in South Boston, David works as an Acquisition Program Manager for the U.S. Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base, MA, assigned as the Program Manager for the Installation and Check Out (I&CO) portion of the Mission Computing Upgrade (MCU) for the Japan E-767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). He is responsible for the acquisition execution of all I&CO activities of this ACAT I equivalent foreign military sales program.

David also serves as a Major in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, branched as a Military Police officer. He currently serves as the Provost Marshal of the Camp Edwards Training Site, MA. During his 16 years of military service, he has two overseas deployments, both of which occurred as a member of the 972nd Military Police Company of Reading, MA. In 2007-2008, he served as a Platoon Leader during the company’s deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and in 2012-2013, he commanded the 972nd during its deployment to Qatar in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

EDUCATION:

2004 – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Military Leadership, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, MA
2016 – Master of Arts in Security Studies, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, MA
2018 – Command and General Staff Officers’ Course, US Army, Fort Leavenworth, KS


AWARDS AND HONORS:

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Iraq Campaign Medal

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

US Army Military Police Regimental Order of the Marechausee (Bronze)


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:

South Boston Allied War Veterans Council

Thomas J. Fitzgerald VFW Post #561 (Senior Vice Commander — April 2016 – July 2018)

National Guard Association of Massachusetts

Association of the First Corps of Cadets

Onein3 (now SPARK Boston) member (2015-2016) – Office of Civic Engagement, City of Boston

 

(Current as of June 2018)