UNITED STATES MARINE

  • ENLISTED: 1982, Long Island
    • Guaranteed Infantry (0311)
    • Boot Camp: Parris Island, SC
  • OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL: 1984-86, Quantico, VA
    • Platoon Leader’s Class
    • Honor Graduate
    • Commandant’s Trophy
  • COMMISSIONED: 1987, Syracuse University
    • 2nd Lieutenant
    • Meritoriously Augmented
    • Occupation: Infantry Officer
  • COMBAT, OPERATIONS, EXPERIENCE:
    • Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom)
    • Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom)
    • 1st Gulf War (Operations Desert Shied/Storm)
    • Panama (Operation Just Cause)
    • Guantanamo Bay (Ground Def/Sec Force)
    • Korea (Ulchi-Focus Lens)
    • Capitol Hill (Legislative Affairs)
  • BROKEN TIME: 
    • Left Active Duty: 1998 to earn MBA at Harvard Business School
    • Worked: Wall Street, Israel, and Long Island.
    • Returned to Active Duty: On 9/11/2001, immediately volunteered for return to active duty.
  • RETIRED:
    • LtColonel
    • 25 years
  • DECORATIONS:
    • Bronze Star Medal
    • Joint Service Commendation Medal X2
    • Navy/Marine Corps Comm Medal X5
    • Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal
    • Combat Action Ribbon X2
    • Presidential Unit Citation
    • Joint Meritorious Unit Award X2
    • Navy Unit Commendation X2
    • Meritorious Unit Commendation X2
    • Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal
    • National Defense Service Medal X2
    • Southwest Asia Service Medal X2
    • Afghanistan Campaign Medal
    • Iraq Campaign Medal
    • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
    • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
    • Korean Defense Service Medal (1954-TBD)
    • Humanitarian Service Medal
    • Navy Sea Service Deployment X3
    • Coast Guard Spec Ops Service Ribbon
    • Armed Forces Reserve Medal X2
    • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
    • Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
    • Rifle Expert Badge X6
    • Pistol Expert Badge X6
    • Basic Parachutist Badge
    • French Fourrege (6th Marine Regiment)
    • US European Command Badge
    • Special Operations Command Badge.

David “Bull” Gurfein is a Retired member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy, The Marine Corps, The Special Operations Command, or the Department of Defense.