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David Rampil


"I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where I served active duty in the infantry as an anti-tank missile man from 2011 to 2015. I deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 where I conducted countless combat patrols and other forward operation tasks including direct engagements with the Taliban. Again in 2015 I deployed in support of Marine Air Ground Task Force – Crisis Response Africa and trained with the U.S. SOCOM and various other elite forces including the French Foreign Legion. I also conducted operations in American interests in West Africa after the events in Benghazi, Libya. I ended my active service as a Corporal while serving as a Platoon Sergeant. I was a member of 2 nd  Battalion, 8 th  Marines which was nicknamed “America’s Battalion.”

After my separation at the end of 2015 I was accepted to Stony Brook University where I am currently studying Anthropology. Within one week of beginning the spring semester I was already on the executive board of the Veteran Student Organization where we have overhauled the group and now run it at maximum efficiency.

My awards include in no particular order; The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Overseas Deployment Ribbon (x2), Global War on Terror Medal and NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal and letters of Appreciation."

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