GEN (Ret.) Dan K. McNeill, USA
Gen. (Ret.) Dan K. McNeill (USA) served as Commander, Coalition Forces, Afghanistan, from 2002 to 2003 and as Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) from 2004 to 2007. He then served as Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan from 1 February 2007 to 3 June 2008.
Gen. McNeill was commissioned as a second lieutenant of Infantry through the ROTC Program at North Carolina State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1968. He attended Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and graduated from the U.S. Army War College in 1989.
Gen. McNeill commanded airborne infantry units at the company, battalion, brigade, division and corps levels. His service as a staff officer included tours as an S3 or G3 at brigade, division and corps levels. As a general officer, he served in assignments as an Assistant Division Commander, Division Commander, Corps Chief of Staff, Deputy Corps Commander and Corps Commander. His tours included assignments in the Republic of Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Italy, Saudi Arabia/Iraq, Afghanistan and numerous stateside posts.
Gen. McNeill’s operations assignments included Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Uphold Democracy and Enduring Freedom.
Awards and Decorations
- Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters)
- Distinguished Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters)
- Defense Superior Service Medal
- Legion of Merit (with four oak leaf clusters)
- Bronze Star Medal (with two oak leaf clusters)
- Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters)
- Army Commendation Medal (with two oak leaf clusters)
- Army Achievement Medal
- Expert Infantryman Badge
- Master Parachutist Badge (with bronze award star)
- Army Aviator Badge
- Special Forces Tab