David Coffman is a retired Major General (USMC), having served 34 years. His life experiences have deepened his appreciation of the timeless values of Faith, Family, Country and Community.
He is a leader, teacher and scholar who has had the chance to build, train and lead diverse teams in challenging circumstances ranging from peacetime through crisis and conflict.
Early Life and Education
David Coffman was born and raised in Mishawaka, Indiana the son of Harold and Peggy Coffman. After graduating from Eustis High School in 1981, he went on to serve as a Marine Corps officer for the United States Marine Corps.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and went on to receive a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, he earned a Master of Arts in Organization Development from the University of Colorado as well as a Doctorate of Education from the University of Texas at Austin.
He joined the Northern Maine Medical Center in 2015 as a physician and surgeon, with specialties in trauma surgery, emergency medicine, and general surgery. Additionally, he works as a medical instructor and holds faculty positions on the NMMC faculty.
David Coffman has been an attorney for over three decades, practicing civil litigation and product liability cases, commercial disputes and professional negligence cases alike. Additionally, he has participated in countless mediations and arbitrations.
Former officer of the United States Marine Corps, he has earned many awards for his service including multiple single mission and strike flight Air Medals, two Bronze Stars, other campaign and service medals and a Purple Heart. While Commanding Officer of a Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron stationed in California, he led a team that deployed twice to Iraq.
Coffman has extensive psychiatric clinical experience, having worked in multiple mental health settings for over 35 years. He earned his certification as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2011. His areas of special interest include mood disorders, anxiety and trauma-related disorders.
Achievements and Honors
David Coffman is an accomplished pilot who has built a successful general aviation business. He began his career flying fighter jets for the Air Force before transitioning into general aviation.
His impressive list of accomplishments includes multiple single mission and strike flight Air Medals, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars for service in OIF, and a Purple Heart for wounds sustained while flying a Casualty Evacuation mission in Iraq.
He has a passion for helping others and has founded an initiative that provides care packages to active-duty military alumni. Additionally, he is an enthusiastic supporter of Syracuse University.
David Coffman was an energetic and inquisitive teenager. He loved to explore new places and have a good time.
He enjoyed gaming, movies and politics as well. Additionally, he was an admirer of science fiction and fantasy books.
In his free time, he was a member of the band Beat Totem, playing guitar, bass and percussion.
He played background vocals during recording sessions and is an accomplished guitarist and singer.
He served in the United States Marine Corps and is now the proud father of six children.
Major General David Coffman boasts a net worth of $2 million. This fortune was amassed during his service in the Marine Corps, where he held various leadership roles before becoming commander-in-chief.
David was decorated with the Defense Superior Service Medal and Legion of Merit while also earning two Bronze Stars as well as multiple single mission and strike flight Air Medals.
After his marriage to Jennifer, Dennis purchased a farm in Harrison County, Indiana that consisted of twenty acres, as well as a house and barn. On this property they also built a sixty foot round horse training pen, another barn for breeding horses, and an additional building which they later leased to Coffman Construction.