Colonel David L. Musgrave

Colonel David L. Musgrave, Army, Retired

COL Musgrave joined the Armed Forces Insurance Board of Directors in July 2023.

COL Musgrave retired from the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Corps after almost 34 years. He now serves as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) as the Director, On-Site Inspection and Building Capacity Directorate (OB) for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. 

During COL Musgrave’s career, he served in a variety of assignments including Commanding Officer of Pine Bluff Arsenal in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, manufacturing specialized ammunitions and smoke capabilities and depot level production and maintenance of chemical defense equipment. Served as Aide-de-Camp/Advisor to General Lloyd J. Austin III during Operation New Dawn in Iraq, and Commanding Officer of the Bluegrass Chemical Activity in Richmond, Kentucky, responsible for the safe and secure storage of over 523 tons of weaponized chemical nerve agents scheduled for destruction under the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty.

COL Musgrave holds a Master of Science Degree from the Eisenhower School National Defense University; a Master of Arts from the Naval War College, a Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University and is a graduate of the Senior Executives in National and International Security Executive Education program from the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and various other awards and ribbons.