Colonel David Leckrone (Retired) is a combat veteran and former federal senior management official. He provided strategic and operational leadership with absolute oversight for operations, logistics, facility management, human resources, and the financial administration of Department of Defense Annual Budgets in excess of $250 million dollars. While assigned as the Director of Property and Fiscal Operations for the Illinois Department of Military Affairs, he also maintained compliance and oversight of equipment and supplies in excess of $600 million dollars in value.
Serving on oversees deployments in every geographic Combatant Command area of the world, Colonel
Leckrone was assigned to numerous military command and staff positions ranging from Platoon
Leader to Division level command positions. While serving in Operation Iraq Freedom during the “Surge” (2007-2008), he was promoted to the position of Deputy Division Commander for Support (General Officer Equivalent). Currently Colonel Leckrone is a small business owner and consults for various hospitals in Illinois; healthcare companies; and non-governmental organizations. He has developed and executes programs focused on combat medical preparedness for the Department of Defense. Colonel Leckrone also serves as the Chairman of the Veterans Advisory Board for Congressman Darin LaHood, 18th Congressional District, and as a member of U.S. Senator Richard Durbin’s Military Service Academy Selection Board.
Colonel Leckrone’s formal education includes a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College and earned a Bachelors of Business with Degrees in both Finance and Business Management from Western Illinois University.
A decorated combat veteran, Colonel Leckrone’s unique achievements include: over 20 overseas deployments; the Legion of Merit; on the same combat tour, he earned two Bronze Star Medals for combat operations; Combat Action Badge; various Polish Armed Forces Awards; Defense Civilian Meritorious Service Ribbon; Meritorious Service Medals; and served on various projects for the Assistant Secretary of the Army-Financial Management and Comptroller and the Assistant Secretary of the Army-Manpower and Reserve Affairs.