Lieutenant Commander David (Heath) Sivley has retired from The United States Navy after a 26-year career.
Heath is a 1994 graduate of K.D.S. DAR High School. His senior year he was the representative for DAR High School to the Continental Congress in Washington DC.
Heath attended Snead State Community College until 1996 when he enlisted in the Navy as an Avionics Technician and was stationed in Mayport, Florida. In 2003, he was accepted into the Navy Seaman to Admiral (STA) Program and attended Old Dominion University while stationed in Norfolk. Virginia. Upon graduation from Old Dominion he received a degree in Exercise Science and Physiology. His next assignment was in Newport Rhode Island for officer training School and was commissioned in 2006.
He later received a master’s degree from the University of Florida in Forensic Science.
During his career, he served as the Electrical Officer of the USS Boone and Damage Control Officer of the USS Simpson. In 2010, Heath became an instructor of Naval Navigation and History at The US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
In 2014, Heath was chosen to help oversee the completion and training of the Navy’s newest ship (LCS 9) USS Little Rock. He also served as the Combat Systems Operation officer on the USS Little Rock until 2018. In 2018 he was assigned to Naval Station Everett in Everett Washington as the Operations Officer where he retired.
Heath now lives in Lake Stevens, Washington, with his wife Suzy (Peterson) Sivley and three daughters, Aydan (17) Mara (14) and Elena (10)