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Captain David S. Oppenheim
United States Naval Reserve
Captain David S. Oppenheim enlisted in the Navy after graduating from the University of Denver. As a yeoman, serving aboard USS GEARING (DD710), he obtained an E-5 pay grade before attending Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He was commissioned in November 1973. His first active tour as an officer was aboard an ATF, the USS CHOWANOC (ATF 100) where he earned his status as a Surface Warfare Officer within his first year aboard the CHOWANOC. He holds the Special Operations Officer designator.
After more than five years of active duty in the United States Navy, Captain Oppenheim decided to attend law school at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, and transferred to the selective reserve. There he has remained active in the field of communications, operations, Surface Warfare and Diving & Salvage. In his reserve billets he has served in the areas of the Naval Control of Shipping, Personnel Mobilization Team, and various commands unique to the reserve community. He has been assigned staff commands, shipboard units, inspection teams, nationally selected billets and numerous selection boards. Captain Oppenheim has inspected for the Diving Operations Readiness Assessment (DORA) and the Explosive Safety Inspection (ESI) and was Commanding Officer of NR DENVER DET (LPD9).
He remains active in representing the Navy as a Blue & Gold Officer, assisting the U.S. Naval Academy; Recruiting District Assistance Counsel (RDAC) member; and Seapower Presentation Team member with over 600 presentations. He is a lifetime member of the Naval Reserve Association and Reserve Officers Association, as well as, a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, Navy Divers Association, National Association of Tugboat Sailors, the Navy League and Jewish War Veterans. His citations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon (w/silver star), Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Expeditionary Medal (w/silver star), National Defense Service Medal (w/2 bronze stars), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (w/bronze star), Humanitarian Service Medal (w/gold star), Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon, Navy Overseas Service Ribbon, Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/hour glass), and Navy Expert Marksman (rifle & pistol) Medals. Additionally, Captain Oppenheim has been awarded, and allowed to wear the "Commander, Order of Mono" decoration awarded by President Gnassingbe Eyadema, of the Republique of Togo, West Africa.
After almost 32 years in the Navy, Captain Oppenheim was transferred to the Retired Reserve on 01 December 2003.
In his civilian occupation as an attorney, Captain Oppenheim worked for the Department of Justice for a period of over six years in the office of the United States Trustee, responsible for the supervision of bankruptcies in Colorado and Kansas. At the same time, he taught the Bankruptcy, Debtor-Creditor and Legal Accounting courses at the University of Denver College of Law. He recently taught courses in the Paralegal Program at Arapahoe Community College. In 1987, he established a law practice, DAVID S.OPPENHEIM & ASSOCIATES, P .C., specializing in the areas of general business and civil litigation, wills & estates, real estate transactions, general contracts, debtor - creditor workouts, and bankruptcy litigation. He is currently of council to the law firm of Miller & Law, P.C., in Littleton, Colorado.
Captain Oppenheim, a third generation native of Colorado, is married to Diane Marie (Schumacher) Oppenheim of Denver, Iowa, and has two married daughters, Jessica Marie Moy and Jaime Lynn Brown. He and his wife reside in Centennial, Colorado.
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