Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Daniel M. Gade is a 1997 graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds an MPA and PhD in public policy from the University of Georgia.

During his 20 years of active duty, he led units in Colorado, Korea, and Iraq, where he was decorated for valor and wounded in action twice. Following his second wounding, he spent almost a year in the hospital. He then returned to active duty, and has taught for more than 5 years at West Point. Daniel also served for a year as an Associate Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.

His areas of expertise include leadership, character, overcoming adversity, and cultural change in organizations.