David L. Scagliola
David L. Scagliola
Place 5 Councilmember
Term End Date: November 2023
Councilmember David L. Scagliola has served on City Council from 2006 – 2014, and 2017 – present. He and his family have been living in the Schertz area since 1999.
At the age of 19 he came to Texas courtesy of the United States Air Force and completed Basic Military Training at Lackland, AFB. Airman Scagliola attended technical training in the San Antonio area and got married at Brooks AFB. After tours in Germany and South Carolina, his four-year Air Force commitment ended, and he collected his college credits and returned to college full time. Two years later he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Mathematics from Eastern Connecticut State College. In addition, he was a distinguished graduate of Air Force ROTC, which started the second part of his Air Force career.
Combat crewmember/Instructor Scagliola has an aeronautical rating as a Navigator/Electronic Warfare Officer and logged over 2,200 hours in B-52s. During his career, he earned a Master of Science degree (Cum Laude) in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology. After an assignment as an Air Force analyst and program manager, he completed another flying tour in Louisiana and then returned to Texas to instruct Navigation and Electronic Warfare at Randolph AFB. LtCol Scagliola retired from the Air Force in 2003, with over 28 years of active and reserve service.
Following his retirement from the Air Force Scagliola began teaching math, statistics, and operations management classes for Park University at Randolph and Lackland AFBs, TX. In 2011, he applied his remaining GI Bill benefits towards earning his Doctorate of Management (Magna Cum Laude) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
Born and raised in New Britain, Connecticut, he and his wife Maria have been married just over 40 years. Maria is an elementary school teacher, and their daughter Meghan (a graduate of Samuel Clemens HS, with a BS from Texas State, and an MS from Wayland in childhood development) followed in her footsteps. Scagliola’s interests include flying as a private pilot or splashing around in scuba gear, painting, playing guitar and pretending to sing, cooking, woodworking, aquaponics/hydroponics, making cheese, and home brewing when the spirit is right: Prost!