Dave Bailey and his wife, Beth, moved from DC to a small farm in the Flint Hill area of Rappahannock in 2018. A native of Tifton, GA, Dave earned a B.S. in Management Studies from the University of Maryland and a Master of Military Operational Arts and Sciences from Air Command and Staff College. He has completed courses at the Naval War College, National Defense University, Joint Forces Staff College, Old Dominion University College of Business and Public Administration, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dave retired from his civilian career in 2020 as the Department of Navy’s Director of Transportation and senior fleet manager. He also retired as a Captain in the Navy Supply Corps with 30 years of active and reserve service, 5 command tours, and numerous overseas deployments.
Dave is an active volunteer with Headwaters’ READ Program and Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Company.