David Pelfrey graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in International Relations in 2017. He also holds certificates in leadership and communication from U.S. Marine Corps Training Command. David has worked in Hawaii, the Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, and Japan. Currently, he is serving as an active duty Marine at U.S. Southern Command's Intelligence Directorate. David is originally from West Virginia, and his interests include strategic studies, foreign policy, transnational crime, and violent extremist organizations.