Captain, U.S. Army, 2/75 Ranger Regiment
Master of Business Administration, Columbia University
Looking to be a member of a high-performing team and an opportunity to seek out adventure and new experiences, Dan joined the U.S. Army as an officer serving for 6 ½ years with the 2/75th Ranger Regiment. Completing three deployments to Afghanistan, Dan was injured during his third deployment on November 24, 2018. While leading a special operations team he was involved in an explosion that resulted in receiving a TBI. The TBI has resulted in memory and concentration issues and severe migraines that interfere with daily activities.To aid in his recovery, Dan has leaned on friends, the VA, and organizations like Sentinels of Freedom to assist with the transition process and settle into civilian life.
Following his release from active duty, Dan knew the next step would be attending school to find meaningful employment. He applied and was accepted to Sentinels of Freedom in August 2021 while attending Columbia University for his MBA and working towards his goal of working in finance. SoF connected Dan to other veterans in his immediate area and provided financial assistance to ease the burden of the high cost of living in New York City. The support from SoF allowed Dan to feel apart of a unit again which aided in his overall mental health. Dan completed an internship with Goldman Sachs and following graduation was offered a full-time position as an Investment Banking Associate.
“SOF is a premier organization, that continually goes above and beyond to support wounded veterans. It is an honor and a privilege to be associated with such an impressive group of individuals. I look forward to being a Sentinel for life, and for the opportunity to give back over the coming years.”