Brigadier General David A. Sprenkle

Brigadier General David A. Sprenkle is the assistant adjutant general for Air, Colorado Air National Guard. He also serves as the commander, Colorado Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Colorado National Guard. As the commander, General Sprenkle commands and directs manning, training and employment of Colorado Air National Guard resources, a force of over 1400 officers and airmen.

Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant through the United States Air Force Academy in June of 1975, he served as a civil engineer in the 22nd CES at March Air Force Base, California. He held positions as the housing manager, design engineer, chief of construction management, chief engineer, squadron section commander and Prime BEEF commander. He joined the Colorado Air National Guard in June1980, as a design engineer in the newly established 240th Civil Engineering Flight. In December 1983, he transferred to the 140th Civil Engineering Squadron where he served as the chief engineer and training manager. He returned to the 240th CEF in December 1988, where he held progressively responsible positions as the section leader for programs, engineering, and training. He served as a joint and combined staff officer on major command staffs throughout the Pacific Theater, including Japan and Korea. He then commanded 240th CEF October 2000 through April 2002. He assumed position of Chief of Staff of the Colorado Air National Guard in May 2002, and the Director of Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters - Colorado in October, 2003.

EDUCATION

1975 Bachelor of Science, U.S. Air Force Academy

1977 Squadron Officer School

1980 Masters of Science, University of Southern California 1986 Masters of Business Administration, University of Denver
1991 Air Command and Staff College1991 Air Command and Staff College
1996 Air War College

ASSIGNMENTS

1. June 1975 - September 1975, design engineer, 22 CES, March Air Force Base California

2. September 1975 - August 1976, chief, Housing and Referral Office, 22 CES, March Air Force Base, California

3. August 1976 - January 1978, lead civil engineer, 22 CES, March Air Force Base, California

4. January 1978 - October 1978, chief construction management, 22 CES, March Air Force Base, California
5. October 1978 - January 1980, chief of design, 22 CES, March Air Force Base, California
6. January 1980 - June 1980, squadron section commander, 22 CES, March Air Force Base, California
7. June 1980 - December 1983, staff engineer, 240 CEF, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado

8. December 1983 - January 1986, chief of design, 140 CES, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado

9. January 1986 - December 1988, training officer, 140 CES, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado
10. December 1988 - August 1981, chief of programs section, 240 CEF, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado

11. August 1991 - August 1995, chief of training section, 240 CEF, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado

12. August 1995 - January 1998, chief of engineering section, 240 CEF, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado

13. January 1998 - October 2000, vice commander, 240 CEF, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colorado
14. October 2000 - May 2002, commander, 240 CEF, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado

15. May 2002 - November 2004, chief of staff, Headquarters Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado

16. November 2004 - February 2006, assistant adjutant general for Air, Colorado

17. February 2006 - September 2006, chief of staff, Headquarters Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado

18. September 2006 - Present, assistant adjutant general for Air, Colorado

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal with 2 devices

Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 device

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal with 1 device

Air Force Longevity Service Award with 6 devices

Armed Forces Reserve Medal

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with 1 device
Air Force Training Medal
Colorado National Guard Achievement Ribbon
Colorado National Guard Long Service Medal with 2 devices

Colorado National Guard TAG Outstanding Unit Citation
Colorado National Guard Foreign Deployment Service Ribbon with 2 devices
Colorado National Guard Desert Storm Service Medal

Colorado National Guard Recruiting Ribbon

Kamenicky Award, 1975 Outstanding Civil Engineering Graduate, USAFA
Society of Fellows, Society of American Military Engineers

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION

Senior Vice President and Director, Merrick & Company, Inc.
Director, BMG Engineers & Constructors, LLC.

Chairman of the Board, MMI/ETOH, Inc.

Director, Professional Services Management Association
President, National Guard Association of Colorado
Secretary, Professional Services Management Association

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant June 4, 1975

First Lieutenant June 4, 1977
Captain June 4, 1979

Major October 9, 1985

Lieutenant Colonel April 5, 1992
Colonel December 12, 1998
Brigadier General September 1, 2002

(National Guard Biography, Current as of November 2006)

 


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