David McPheeters


David McPheeters joined the Army in January 1942 and was assigned to the Army Air Corp. He attended a flight training class at Tuskegee Army Air Field and was later reassigned to the Field Artillery Unit at Fort Hood, Texas. He was chosen to attend Tank Destroyer Officer Candidate School (OCS) and graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant on February 11, 1943. He would later serve as a Material and Supply Officer in an Air Force Troop Carrier Wing at an airbase in Germany in the early 1950’s.

Mr. McPheeters has had a long and distinguished career retiring as a Lieutenant Commander from the United States Maritime Service, the training arm of the United States Merchant Marines.  He served at the Kings Point, NY U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, as the Equal Opportunity Officer and the Student Financial Aid Officer.

He has over 43 years of service in human resources, finance development, equal opportunity, community relations and public affairs. He has served as the Command Post Officer at Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, NY, as a photographer at the Wright Paterson Air Force Base in Dayton and has held the position of Assistant Director of Public affairs in the Office of the Mayor, New York, NY.

In his hometown of Cincinnati he has served as the Executive Director of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission and various other city community service projects. He is very active today in the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen and is currently serving as the chapter President for 2005.