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Beechwood’s world-class, multi-disciplinary team and associates seek clarity on the other side of complexity. Although these experienced practitioners are subject matter specialists, they prefer to facilitate and motivate those who then have to implement the strategy rather than instruct and dictate.



Dan retired from the US Army in 2011 after 29 years of service, where he spearheaded initiatives in capability development across domains of doctrine, organisational structure, training, materiel development, leadership, personnel, and facilities. He also led numerous international military and civilian teams to develop and implement solutions to complex operational problems. Dan has commanded at the battery, battalion, and brigade levels, served as a seminar leader in the School of Advanced Military Studies and on the Joint Staff as a Politico-Military Planner. He spent his final four years in service as Director of the US Army Counterinsurgency Center at Fort Leavenworth, spearheading efforts to improve counterinsurgency, stability operations, and security force assistance capabilities through training and education, best practices, doctrine, and collaboration with interagency and international partners. Most recently, Dan has advised US Army Pacific, 9th Mission Support Command, and the UAE Government on transformation initiatives and Land Forces strategy.


A 1982 graduate of the US Military Academy, Dan has Masters degrees in Nuclear Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School, and in Military Art, Science, and Theater Strategy from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He has published widely in military journals, and has won awards on his writings related to leadership, history, emerging technology, counterinsurgency and nuclear deterrence.


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