Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation

Board of Directors

Dave Hambrick

David W. Hambrick

CAP. U.S.M.C (Ret.) C.M.

Treasurer & CFO


Dave is a retired combat veteran Marine Corps officer having served 21 years in various commands and post overseas and in CONUS. After his retirement from the Marine Corps he served as Plant Manager at a Cryogenic Vessel manufacturing facility and then served as a division level manager in the Structural Testing Laboratories at Lockheed-Martin Aeronautics Company for over 23 years where he was responsible for the technologists, research mechanics, highly skilled general machinists, welders and instrumentation testing employees for the sophisticated F-22 aircraft at the Marietta site, and the same disciplines for the F-35 aircraft at the Ft Worth, Texas site. He brings to the Board over 50 years of various levels of management experience.


Dave holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Management with post graduate studies in Operations Management and is a Certified Manager from James Madison University in Virginia.


Dave is of Scot/Irish and Cherokee descent and he, his beautiful wife Gail of 46 years, reside in Marietta and they have one son Matt (33) who resides in Columbus, OH. They have lived in the Marietta area for over 40 years. Their son Matt attended Sprayberry High School and is a graduate of the University of West Georgia.

Over the past ten (10) years Dave has been actively involved with many of the State and County veteran organizations.As one of the founding members of the Cobb Veterans Memorial Foundation he is a strong believer that the tens of thousands of Cobb Veterans need, want and certainly rate a first class memorial to be used as “their” place of respect for the multitude of sacrifices that they, and their families, have experienced for their steadfast service to this county, the state, and the United States of America.

Recently when talking to a veteran of Cobb County, and discussing this memorial he was asked “Why did it take so long”? And for that, Dave had no answer, so it is time to correct this wrong, and make things right! This is just one way, the right way, to simply say “Thank You”.