Brigadier General David L. Boyle was born and raised in Ohio.  He joined the Ohio Army National Guard as a communications specialist in 1980.  In 1985 he was commissioned as an Engineer Officer through Army Reserve Officer Training Corps at Ohio University.  His military education includes Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and Army War College.  He has a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in Strategic Studies.

BG Boyle has served in a variety of tactical unit assignments.  He served as an Engineer Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, and Battalion S-4.  He served at United States Army South as Brigade S-3 with the Exercise Support Command.  He served in duration staff and command assignments for various Fuertes Caminos, Cosecha Amistad, and Camino de la Paz exercises in Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama.  He commanded the Missouri National Guard’s 7th Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Team (CST).  Finally, he commanded Missouri’s 2nd Agri-business Development Team (ADT) in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.

BG Boyle also served in a variety of headquarters assignments.  At the National Guard Bureau, Army Directorate, he was a Plans and Programs Branch Chief and the G-5 Strategic Plans Branch Chief.  On the Pentagon’s Joint Staff, he served as Regional Plans Branch Chief in J-7’s Joint Operational War Plans Division.  At the Missouri Joint Force Headquarters he served as the Deputy Director J-3, Director J-5/7, Director J-3, Army Chief of Staff, and now serves as Director, Joint Staff and Joint Task Force Commander.

BG Boyle is married to the former Sandra Woo-Collins of the Republic of Panama and they have one child, Samantha.