Dan served throughout his military career leading organizations and training Soldiers, including command (CEO) positions from Platoon through Brigade. As a Brigade commander, Dan led over 3,000 Soldiers of the only aviation brigade as part of the 2007 Presidential surge into Iraq. Leveraging innovative leadership, training and maintenance techniques, his unit flew the most missions per airframe in theater. Dan taught at the Army’s Infantry School and served as a coach / consultant at the Army’s National Training Center. He also operated as the US Ambassador’s Military Deputy for Security, Reconstruction and Stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan. Dan’s final assignment was as the Chief of Staff for Army Aviation, responsible for leading the development, prioritization and implementation of $1.1B annual operating budget, overseeing a civilian and military workforce of 14,000, serving as the Level IV arbitrator for all union personnel actions, and designing the strategy to modernize and sustain infrastructure and facilities for aviation training. Following retirement, Dan dedicated three years as the operational leader for not-for-profit organizations as well as a for-profit publishing unit aiding over 20,000 Soldiers, planning annual industry trade shows, and developing strategies for effective communications among the military, government and industry. Owner and President of DLB Solutions, LLC, Dan passionately provides solutions to improve operational efficiencies and safety while increasing productivity for leaders and businesses.

Colonel (Retired), US Army

Associate, Eagle Leadership Group

Facilitator, Executive Coach, Consultant


BS, United States Military Academy (West Point), 1985

MS, Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 1994

Professional Registrations /Licenses

Lean Six Sigma, Black Belt; Project Management Professional; OSHA Safety and Health Professional

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