As we celebrate Independence Day, we at California Business Formations want to honor our nation’s service members, both past and present. Our founder, David Shoup, is proud to share his service details as a testament to the values of duty, honor, and country. On this special day, we reflect on the sacrifices made by our military to secure the freedoms we cherish.

David Shoup, the dedicated founder of California Business Formations, exemplifies a profound commitment to service and patriotism. His journey began in a conservative home where he was taught to respect and honor military service. After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, David felt a deep calling to defend his nation. He left his studies in religious fields at a Private Christian college and enlisted in the Marine Corps.

Determined to serve on the frontlines, David chose to become an infantryman, setting aside his musical talents as a saxophonist. His first deployment was with the Third Battalion Fourth Marines (3/4), where he served in Iraq twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He later joined the 2nd Battalion 5th Marines Fox Company (2/5) as a Marine Raider, participating in amphibious operations in the Pacific. David’s final deployment saw him in Mongolia, where he trained the Mongolian military as a specialized combat instructor.

David’s military career is distinguished by numerous achievements, including training Marines in combat techniques and rifleman skills, serving as a black belt martial arts instructor, and consistently qualifying as an expert marksman. His exceptional marksmanship earned him automatic qualification, underscoring his superior skills

David’s story is one of dedication and patriotism, embodying the spirit of service that defines our nation. We salute all active duty and veteran military members for their unwavering commitment to protecting our independence.


This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For personalized advice, please contact California Business Formations.

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