COLONEL DAN describes himself first and foremost as a staunch American patriot and soldier. He’s a retired Army officer whose military family heritage stretches back to the American Revolution where his grandfather, 5 generations removed, commanded an infantry company throughout America’s war for independence.
Dan has also been a contributing columnist for several well-known organizations over the years. His pro-constitution articles and “no compromise on liberty” approach routinely strikes a chord with conservatives and a raw nerve with liberals. His goal and motto: “Preserving the Spirit of ’76.”
He has authored numerous works on national strategic, defense and political issues and currently writes a series of political commentary on constitutional and national affairs for the Cowboy Chronicle.©
Dan retired from active duty in 1995 after almost 24 years of service where his career took him around the world in a variety of infantry, cavalry and military intelligence assignments that included combat and non-combat units, command as well as staff positions within the United States, Germany, the Middle East and Korea as well as holding the position of assistant professor of military science at the university level. He served with Central Command during the Persian Gulf War where he was assigned to General Schwarzkopf’s staff in support of the Eastern Coalition Forces working intelligence operations.
Upon retiring from military service, Dan entered the corporate world as a defense contractor serving as a program manager and company vice president overseeing the development and construction of a 21st century command and staff training system for brigade through Army level commanders and their staffs. He retired from the defense industry in 2008 and now spends his time actively involved with Cowboy Action Shooting, various political causes, traveling with his wife of over 40 years, visiting their three grown children, 6 grandchildren and of course writing political commentary.
He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from California State University in 1969; a Master of Arts in Political Science from East Stroudsburg University in 1983; a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in 1987 and a Master of Science in Management from Salve Regina University in 1988. His military education and training includes Infantry Officer Candidate School, Airborne School, Armor Basic Course, Infantry Advanced Course, Military Intelligence Track Course and the Naval Command and Staff College at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
Dan is a life member of the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, The Blackhorse Association and the Single Action Shooting Society and the Military Officer’s Association of America. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the United States Military Academy “A” Club.