Chief Master Sergeant David A. Rodriguez, Air National Guard, Retired
CMSgt Rodriguez joined the Armed Forces Insurance Board of Directors in July 2023.
CMSgt Rodriguez retired in 2011 with over 26 years in the Army National Guard and the Kansas Air National Guard. Prior to his retirement, he served as the state Command Chief for the Kansas Air National Guard. While in this position, he was a key member of the Adjutant General's Staff and was the highest ranked Kansas Air National Guard enlisted member in the state. He was responsible for welfare of 2100+ Airman and assessed organizations morale and welfare through feedback from military personnel.
Since his military retirement, CMSgt Rodriguez has been working in the Agriculture Industry for Skyland Grain, LLC in Southwest Kansas. He was member of their Senior Staff and held the position of Director of Financing, Public Relations, and Marketing and as their CEO in 2014 & 2015. He was instrumental in growing the Cooperative from 12 locations in SW Kansas and SE Colorado and $50 million in gross sales, to 45 locations in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas and $450 million in gross sales.
CMSgt Rodriguez is supportive and active in local and regional Business and Community involvement. He was a member of the Kansas Cooperative Council’s Education and Legislative Committee, and served as Board of Director with other Co-op General Managers overseeing and guiding Co-op Convenience Stores in Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska. He served on Library Board, Advisor for Emergency Management Committee, Rotarian, and Commander of American Legion Post 79 in Ulysses, KS.
CMSgt Rodriguez graduated with honors with a B.A. in Human Resource Management from Friends University. He graduated from several banking schools to enhance his ability to serve his community.