David Alan Holland, LTC

Title: Lieutenant Colonel
Company: United States Air Force
Location: Jacksonville, Arkansas, United States

David Alan Holland, LTC, Lieutenant Colonel at United States Air Force, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military service.

With more than 50 years of experience to his credit, Mr. Holland is currently retired, having advanced to the rank of lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Air Force during his lengthy military tenure beginning in 1959. Initially graduating from aviation cadet school as a pilot and officer, he subsequently received the opportunity to fly every aircraft that the U.S. Air Force had, including trainers, fighters, bombers and transport aircraft, including as part of missions and pre-war activities in Vietnam, in which he completed two tours. Transitioning to civilian contract work after his military service, he later instructed pilots in both their initial and advanced flying careers for a training organization, where he was appointed as a chief pilot. Among the many highlights of his career, Mr. Holland is incredibly proud of the number of pilots and ground force troops that he has trained over the years both in academics and simulators to prepare them for flying, as he believes he had an important impact on U.S. Air Force pilots overall.

Mr. Holland credits his education at Polk High School for properly laying the foundation for his life goals, having been notably elected as class president and student council president during his senior year. During his time in the military, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business management from Ashland University in 1972. Furthermore, Mr. Holland attributes his success to his upbringing, as his parents, peers and teachers all inspired him to help those in need while striving for greatness.

In addition to his primary vocation, Mr. Holland remains affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. A steadfast bowling enthusiast, he had been formerly active as the president of a local bowling association and the president of his regional bowling league for 20 years. As a competitor, he fondly recalls achieving a 300 game in bowling and playing a game with 11 consecutive strikes. In the coming years, Mr. Holland hopes to continue helping others however he may while pursuing his ambitions as a writer.

As a testament to his exceptional undertakings, Mr. Holland has accrued several accolades throughout his impressive career.  A six-time recipient of medals from the U.S. Air Force, he was presented with the Silver Star due to his exemplary efforts in the Vietnam War. Additionally, Mr. Holland was recognized with a Distinguished Flying Cross.

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