Most of Dan’s career has been in intelligence, criminal and civil investigations. Dan was a communications intelligence analyst and criminal investigator for the US Army, retiring as a supervisory special agent/CW3 in 1992. He served as a CID agent in the first Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm), and as a Research Manager/Cultural Advisor (contractor) on “Human Terrain Teams” in Kirkuk and Baghdad, Iraq, in 2008-2009. He has taught classes for the Clark College Mature/Lifelong Learning program and conducted numerous presentations, workshops, training and briefing sessions both in the military and later with the State of Washington’s Risk Management Division in Olympia, Washington. He has a B.A. in Criminal Justice (Univ. of Nevada/Reno) and Masters in Public Administration (Evergreen State College in Olympia). His volunteer work has included coaching youth sports, Kiwanis, Crime Stoppers, community mediation, veteran advocacy and Rotary – where he founded and chaired his first club’s “Peace & Conflict Resolution” committee, served two years as the “Service Projects Director” on the club’s board, and now collaborates with other Rotary “Peacebuilders” as a member of the new and evolving United Services Rotary e-Club (unitedservicesrotary.com), which was founded with the intent to reach out to veterans and active military, and their families and friends, throughout the world. Dan is equally proud to serve on the board of the Community Military Appreciation Committee (CMAC website: cmac11.com) supporting veterans and military families in the greater Vancouver/Portland area.
Finally, Dan, as an idealistic realist, believes that a strong military will always be necessary. But, he also believes that our military men and women are the most compassionate in the world, and should be seen as allies in peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution. After all, “No one appreciates peace more than a soldier.”