Dan graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2012 and majored in International History. After graduation, he attend Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course and US Army Ranger School. As a first assignment, Dan was stationed with the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy. While there, he held both artillery and infantry positions over the course of three years. Following his first assignment, Dan moved to Fort Lewis, Washington and is stationed with the 17th Field Artillery Brigade. From Washington, Dan has deployed to Afghanistan, planned training rotations to Hawaii and Korea, and served as a logistics battalion operations officer.