Major Dan Hurd graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and was commissioned as an Infantry Officer. Following the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Ranger School, he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, and Company Commander in 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY.
Dan joined the 3rd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, GA, in 2010 and served as the Assistant Operations Officer and the Alpha Company Commander. He then transitioned to the Regimental Special Troops Battalion and assumed command of the Regimental Selection and Training Company, where he managed assessment, selection, and training for all personnel joining the 75th Ranger Regiment.
Dan has spent over forty months deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of the Global War on Terror. He and his wife, Molly, have one son, Samuel. Dan is currently attending Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and pursuing a Masters in Public Policy.