Dave Rakes

director of Veteran Employment

PHONE: (910) 388-6043

EMAIL: [email protected]

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-rakes-sr/

David Rakes is the Director of Veterans Employment for North Carolina for Military Employment (NC4ME).

David proudly served for over 20 years in the United States Marine Corps and recently retired from MCAS Cherry Point 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. During his time in the Marine Corps, David served in many roles to include a tour as a canvassing recruiter for Recruiting Sub-Station Amarillo, Texas, as the Communications Strategy and Operations Chief (COMMSTRAT) for multiple duty stations in the United States as well as deployed, and as a part of the Honor Guard at the prestigious Marine Barracks Washington. David played a key role in replenishing the ranks as a recruiter as well as his role in the development of strategic communication in support of the Commander’s themes and messages. During his time in the Marine Corps David has attended multiple leadership academies and has received numerous awards for professional excellence.

Prior to joining the Marine Corps, David spent four years with Fox Sports Net Houston where he was responsible for satellite operations for all Fox Sports Networks nationwide. David earned his Associates Degree from the Art the Institute of Houston in Video & Audio Production. During his time in the Marine Corps David has attended multiple leadership academies and has received numerous personal awards for professional excellence. Dave is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, International Sports Science Association Certified Personal Trainer, and Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach.