Col (Ret) David Mobley is a civil service employee in AFSOC’s Strategic Plans Division. Prior to this, he was a Senior Program Manager at MacAulay-Brown, Inc. managing the company’s special operations contracts at USSOCOM, SOCEUR and SOCAFRICA. Colonel Mobley retired from the Air Force in 2013 while Deputy Commander of the 1st Special Operations Group at Hurlburt Field. Other assignments included the 9th SOS, 17th SOS, 18FLTS, 550th SOS, SOCPAC, and HQ AFSOC A3 and A5. During his career, he accumulated over 3,000 hours as a Navigator in the MC-130P Combat Shadow. From 2012-2015, he served as ACA’s Vice President and was a member of the Hall of Fame Committee. He is a 1986 graduate of The Citadel and a former enlisted Marine. Colonel Mobley has been married for 29 years and they have two grown children.