Veterans’ Voices: David Lundeen

11/5/2018
On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who served our country in the military. As we approach this day, we pay special tribute to the men and women of Cushman & Wakefield who served in the U.S. Armed Forces to ensure this country’s freedom.

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Through Veterans’ Voices, we offer a collection of reminiscence, insight and collective wisdom from Cushman & Wakefield veterans, both former officers and enlisted personnel, from across the U.S. Each veterans’ story is different, but each shares the experience of serving his/her country through both war and peacetime deployment. At Cushman & Wakefield, we are fortunate to call them colleagues.

 

David Lundeen

Dates Employed: May 2013 – July 2018

2013-2015 – 2nd Lieutenant – Battalion Chemical Officer – 2-4 GSAB, 4th CAB, Fort Carson, CO

2015-2017 – 1st Lieutenant – Company Executive Officer – 84th CM BN, 3rd CM BDE, Fort Leonard Wood, MO

2017-2018 – Captain – Brigade Assistant Operations Officer – HHC, 3rd CM Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, MO

During his career, in the U.S. Army, the U.S. military recognized David Lundeen for his leadership, service and dedication with the two Army Commendation Medals and four Army Achievement Medals.

Regardless of political beliefs, I always think it’s important to recognize veterans on a personal level for the sacrifices that come along with volunteering to serve. Veterans Day is a great opportunity to do so! As a former member of the U.S. Army, I like to stay in touch with the Soldiers I served with. It’s great hearing updates on where people you’ve served with are now. For example, one of the best non-commissioned officers I’ve ever worked with recently made it through the Border Patrol Academy and is on his way to his first duty assignment.

During my time in the military, there was never really a typical day. In one way or another, you’re always solving complex problems. Pushing through the friction points always led to a sense of accomplishment and improved unit cohesion. I have carried my problem-solving skills, as well as discipline, critical thinking, and attention to detail, forward with me in the business world.

At Cushman & Wakefield I’m on a team comprised entirely of veterans, and I’m in communication with the leadership overseeing the Veterans Initiative Program on a regular basis. Our shared mindset and background allows us to work together in a way that’s unique. My greatest achievement since joining the firm has been to architect my team’s client interface strategy. Being able to implement part of a vision has been very rewarding.

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