David Pere joined the Marine Corps in August of 2008. Since that time he has lived in Japan, California, Missouri, and Hawaii. Through the Marine Corps, he has traveled to many other places, including Thailand, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Germany, and several other states throughout the continental United States.
His awards include two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and a Combat Action Ribbon. David also earn an Associates of Arts Degree from the American Public University System and the underlying American Military University. David specializes in motor transportation and logistics but has also excelled in such billets as Ground Safety Manager, Command Financial Specialist, and Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (SNCOIC) of Recruiting SubStation Springfield, MO where he was selected as the SNCOIC of the Year in 2016!
David got started in real estate investing in 2015 after reading “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. He house-hacked a duplex with the FHA loan and lived in it for a little while until getting married to his beautiful wife, Kimberly, and receiving orders to Hawaii. David and Kimberly have two children, Cody (12) and Jackson (4).
While stationed in Hawaii, David bought a 10-unit apartment in Missouri and was able to use bank-financing, seller-financing, and a home equity line of credit to purchase this property with less than 6% down (and great terms)!
Through these experiences, From Military to Millionaire was born, with the goal of teaching service members and veterans how to build wealth through real estate investing, entrepreneurship, and personal finance! As a result, he has helped many of his readers increase their savings gap, purchase real estate, and increase their chances of achieving financial freedom!
With over 100 units in his personal portfolio, and an investor in several other deals, David achieved financial freedom in 2021, and transitioned from active duty into the Marine Corps Reserve in order to devote his full time to helping service members and veterans achieve financial freedom.
David is also the author of The No B.S. Guide to Military Life: How to Build Wealth, Get Promoted, and Achieve Greatness