Lieutenant Colonel Chad W. Daniels received his commission as an Infantry Officer in 2004 after 11 years of service as an enlisted infantryman. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Maneuver Captains Career Course, Defense Strategy Course, Security Cooperation Management Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School. Chad holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration.

Prior to his arrival at Harvard University, he was assigned to United States Army Forces Command, where among other jobs he served as an Operations and Plans Officer. Previous non-command assignments include service as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Rifle Company XO, and Plans officer in 29th Infantry Brigade, Hawaii Army National Guard; Plans Officer at First Army; Operations Officer at Business Transformation Office, National Guard Bureau; Transformation Integrator at G3/5 Plans, FORSCOM; Deputy Director, Crisis Action Planner at FUOPS, USARPAC. 

Lieutenant Colonel Daniels has 5 combat deployments to Afghanistan (2), Iraq, Philippines and Kosovo. He has participated in numerous multinational training exercises to include: Peace Shield, Ukraine; Bright Star, Egypt; Yama Sakura, Japan; Garuda Shield, Indonesia. 

His leadership assignments include: Platoon Leader, A Company, 2-299 Infantry Company, Platoon Leader, Joint Special Operation Task Force – Philippines, Commander, HHC, 1-335 Infantry Battalion, 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army, and Commander, National Support Element Battalion, United States European Command.

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