Our mission is to build and sustain the morale and wellbeing of the military community, past and present, with the assurance that the American public supports and appreciates their selfless service and daily sacrifices.
OTA provides wish list items for deployed military units across the globe, with a special focus on those serving in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Africa. The wish list items are intended to ease the burden of deployment, contribute to safety, and enable our troops to perform more effectively. Wish lists include items such as:
|Mission||Target Donationt||Items OTA provides|
|Rescue injured soldiers off the battlefield in Afghanistan.||$150.00||Video gaming console|
|Transport supplies and personnel throughout the Afghan theater.||$275.00||Headlamps, tactical flashlights|
|Provide security forces for personnel in Afghanistan to remote sections of the country.||$350.00||Ballistic eye-protective glasses|
|Support Central Command logistics, ensuring troops in the field have the needed supplies to carry out their missions.||$475.00||Sports and exercise equipment, nutritional supplements|
|Conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.||$900.00||Cold weather moisture wicking clothing|
OTA has provided wish list items for hundreds of thousands deployed troops since 2004. Every package is tailored and personalized to meet the particular needs or wants of a unit.
OTA works with all branches of the military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. And we work with active duty, National Guard and U.S. Reserve units, focusing on the individual needs of those we help. We are committed to helping our troops anytime they are called to duty and far from home.
OTA is a federally-recognized tax-exempt non-political, non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, based in Pittsburgh, PA with a 100% volunteer staff.
David leads the build-out of First Commonwealth’s advisory talent, with a particular emphasis on retirement and estate planning, and customized investment solutions. He is committed to providing a culture of customization and flexibility, ensuring superior service to the client.
Before joining First Commonwealth, he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director at FNB Wealth Management, responsible for the organization’s wealth management sales strategy, revenue retention efforts, investment agency accounts, employee benefit plans, foundations, endowments and trustee relationships. He also spent time at Federated Investors and PNC Wealth Management earlier in his career.
David is a Certified Public Accountant, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from John Carroll University in Ohio and received his MBA from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh.