David Michael Campbell graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on May 17, 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Naval Architecture and a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. His commission was presented by President Donald J. Trump.
As part of his training he spent a total of six weeks on board the tall ship Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, five weeks assigned to a cutter which patrolled the eastern Pacific, and 11 weeks assigned to a cutter based in Alaska. Ensign Campbell has been assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Legare, home ported in Portsmouth, Va.
Campbell is the son of Carolyn and Dale Campbell of Owego, N.Y. and a graduate of Owego Free Academy.
The Coast Guard Academy is the smallest of the Federal Military Academies. It offers a four-year educational program designed to provide cadets the knowledge and experience essential to become leaders of character. Cadets are required to devote themselves to an honor concept and after graduation go directly into positions of leadership in service to others.
Information about the U.S. Coast Guard Academy can be found at www.uscga.edu.