Dan served in the United States Army from July 1988 to July 1991. After basic training and AIT, he was stationed in South Korea (Camp Ames) for one year before heading to Fort Knox, Kentucky. Dan spent six months in the Middle East during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, working in support of the 1st Cavalry Division out of Fort Hood, Texas. He joined the staff of the Veterans Service Office in May of 2006.
In his spare time, Dan enjoys following the Badgers, Packers, and Brewers. He lives in Oregon with his wife, Melinda, and his three boys, Bailey, Kieran, and Riley.