Lieutenant Colonel David Arnold Harrington

Lieutenant Colonel David Harrington, United States Army, retired, Maumelle.  Colonel Harrington joined the US Navy following graduation from high school and served three years.  Then, in 1962 he enlisted in the US Army.  He graduated from Officer Candidate School and entered training with the Army’s elite Special Forces Green Berets. Colonel Harrington served two combat tours in Vietnam earning two Bronze Star Medals for exceptionally meritorious combat achievement, the Meritorious Service Medal, nine awards of the Air Medal, and two Army Commendation Medals.  Colonel Harrington’s terminal assignment was with the 5th Infantry Division, “The Red Devils,” Fort Polk, Louisiana.  Following his retirement from the Army, he became Vice President of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Baton Rouge.  Returning to Arkansas, he was appointed Director of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission.  Additionally, he was appointed by Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton to the Intergovernmental Policy Advisor Committee to the U.S. Trade Commission, and to the Industry Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.