Dan is a retired Chief Warrant Officer with 35 years of leadership experience within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

He is a graduate of the CAF Leadership Development Program including the Senior Appointment Program and the Executive Leadership Program. He is a former Faculty Advisor in the Leadership Department at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He has also mentored and instructed at the CAF Advanced Leadership Program in St Jean Quebec, and has done guest lecturing on leadership at the NATO Academy in Oberammergau Germany, at the Slovenian NCO Winter Camp in Bled Slovenia, and at the Swiss NCO Academy in Lucerne Switzerland.

As the Command Sergeant Major for NATO’s Allied Land Command in Izmir Turkey, one of his main functions was to act as a steward for NCO leadership development for NATO’s 29 Allied countries, and more than 40 Partner countries.