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David Bockel

Georgia Ambassador

Georgia Ambassador

Name:  David Bockel
Hometown: Smyrna
E-mail Address:
Business Position:  Retired

Civilian Education:  University of Alabama, BS-Marketing 1966

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:   Buckhead Rotary Club; Atlanta Regional Military Affairs Council; Reserve Officers Association; Military Officers Association of America; Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association
Civilian Honors:  Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International; Outstanding Young Man in Atlanta; Eli White Award – Gate City Guard; Denby Steele Award – 90th Infantry Division Association; 7 Seals Award – Texas ESGR; Trustee – Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity

Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: Major General (Ret) - Army Reserve on June 6, 2003 after honorably serving his nation for 37 years.  Some of his previous assignments include serving as the Commanding General, 90th Regional Support Command, Deputy Commanding General (IMA) of United States Army Reserve Command, Commander, US Army Reserve Readiness Command and Deputy Commanding General, 311th Theater Signal Command.  During his 37-year career, he also served in Vietnam in 1967 with units from the 25th Infantry Division and the 199th Infantry Brigade

Name of Spouse and Children: Spouse – Jane Bockel; Daughter – Sarah Bockel Smith; & Son – David Bockel, Jr.

Ambassador Bockel retired on 31 December, 2014 as the Veterans Program Liaison – Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, Georgia Department of Economic Development, Atlanta, Georgia. He now serves as the Georgia State Chairman for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and Vice Chairman of USO Georgia.   He also serves as a mentor in the Veterans Court in Cobb County, Georgia and is the head of the court’s Bravo Victor Fund non-profit that benefits service members who come before the court.  He is also a director of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, the Atlanta Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America and the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association.  He is a graduate of the Army War College and holds military occupational specialties in Armor, Quartermaster, Ordnance, Signal, and Transportation.