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Dan K. McNeill, American military officer. Decorated Defense Superior Service medal, Legion of Merit wirh 2 Oak clusters, Bronze Star medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service medal with 3 Oak Clusters, Army Commendation medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement medal, Expert Infantryman badge, Army Avaitor badge, Master Parachutist badge with Bronze star, Special Forces Tab.


McNeill, Dan K. was born on July 23, 1946 in North Carolina, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Forestry, North Carolina State University, 1968. Graduate, United States Army War College, 1989. Attended, Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Cources.

Attended, United States Army Command and General Staff College. Degree (honorary), North Carolina State University, 2003.


Advanced through grades to general United States Army, 2004, commissioned 2nd lieutenant, 1968, sr, aide-de-camp to commanding general, 1st Infantry Division (mechanized) Fort Riley, Kansas, 1971—1972, fixed wing avaitor, later assistant operations officer, later operations officer, 55th Aviation Company, 52d Aviation Battalion, Korea, 1972—1973, assistant S-3 (operations) (air), 2d Battalion (airborne), 505th Infantry, 82 Airborne Division Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1974, commander, combat support company, 2d Battalion (airborne), 505th Infantry, 82 Airborne Division, 1974—1976, commander, E Company, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 505th Infantry, 82d Airborne Division, 1977—1978, secretary to general staff, United States Army So, European Vicenza, Italy, 1984—1985, executive officer, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry, later renamed 4th Battalion, 325th Infantry Italy, 1982—1984, commander,1st Battalion, 325th Infantry, 82d Airborne Division Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1986—1988, assistant chief of staff, G-3 (Operations), 82d Airborne Division, Operation Just Cause, Panama and Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Saudi Arabia, 1989—1991, commander, 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Corps, 1991—1993, assistant S-3 (Operations), later S-3 (Operations), 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, 1976—1977, assistant chief of state, G-3 (Operations), XVIII Airboboure Coprs. North Dakota, 1993—1995, assistant division commander, 2d Infantry Division, Korea, 1995—1996, chief of staff, XVIII Airborne Corporation Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1996—1997, deputy commanding general, I Corps and Fort Lewis Wisconsin, commanding general 82d Airborne Division Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1998—2000, commanding general, combined joint task force-180 Afghanistan, 2000—2003, commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 2000—2003. Deputy commanding general, chief of staff United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia, 2003—2004, commanding general, 2004—2007.

Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Afghanistan, 2007—2008. Assistant professor military science, first reserve officer training corps region Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Georgia, 1978—1980. Doctrine author, department tactics United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1981—1982.


Married Maureen McNeill. 1 child, Dan.

Maureen McNeill

Dan McNeill