David Anthony Jaramillo is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was born into a Marine Corps family where his father served honorably on active duty for 20 years, David knew at an early age that he wanted to serve his country as a Marine.
After graduating from Mart High School in 2005, David enlisted in the Marine Corps. While on active duty, David was deployed to Iraq and was able to see many other parts of the world. After his first contract ended, he decided to reenlist. David was stationed in Quantico, VA at HMX-1 which is attached to the White House Military Office. While at HMX-1 he obtained a Top Secret Yankee White security clearance. After obtaining the clearance, he was later awarded a Presidential Service Badge.
After eight years in the Marine Corps, David decided to pursue other endeavors. David and his family moved back to Waco, TX in 2013 where he focused on college, work, and family. David earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University in 2018. After graduation he was accepted into Texas Tech University’s Masters in Higher Education program. David worked briefly at a juvenile detention facility before he was hired by the Department of Veteran Affairs working for the health benefits. Later he received a job at the VA Regional Office in Waco, where he worked on disability claims for veterans.
David has been married for over a decade to his wife Nikki. Nikki and David have two amazing children—nine-year-old Paisley and six-year-old Blaze. David enjoys volunteering in the community as a coach for Little League Baseball and Texas Teenage Softball. David has seen many children go through these programs, and he finds it a rewarding experience to be a small part of their ball career.