A career Naval Aviator, Dan
has extensive experience at the military operational and major staff levels.
A decorated combat veteran of Operations Desert Shield/Storm and Iraqi Freedom, he has served as a tactical aviator and, most recently, as Marine Expeditionary Force/Multi-National Force-West Air Officer, directly responsible for the employment, sustainment, and coordination of all coalition forces air power across the Western Iraq Area of Operations.
He also served as the senior Joint Terminal Attack Controller in the MEF.
Additional military experience included service as Fleet Adversary Instructor, Air/Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Platoon Leader and Detachment Officer-in-Charge, Training Squadron Operations Officer, and Fleet Assistant Air Officer for Strike Operations.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School and completed the U.S. Marine Corps Skills Course For Leaders In Advanced Marksmanship, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Latin America Course, JCS Planning Officer Course, and U.S. Navy Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Training Officer Course.
He is also active in community service and is on the Executive Board of the Military Warrior Support Foundation.