Dan Wagner is currently an active duty Army Intelligence Officer serving as Legislative Liaison for US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in Washington, D.C. Dan focuses primarily on Joint Special Operations, Special Mission Units, and Intelligence Matters developing and executing legislative strategies in order to secure support of a $10 billion budget and extensive authorizations for operations and intelligence. He integrates and coordinates with Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD), Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD-I), Joint Staff (JS), DOD SAPCO, and Geographic Combat Commander (GCC) on behalf of SOCOM for operational and programmatic issues of Congressional interest.
Prior to that, Dan served as a senior representative for SOCOM to the Central Intelligence Agency on national security and counterterrorism issues. His primary focus was on collaboration and coordination on policy and operations globally to de-conflict and synchronize efforts between the two organizations. He has extensive experience with the inner workings of the Pentagon, the interagency, Geographic Combatant Commands, and the National Security Council.
Dan is a combat veteran with nearly three years of tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas with both conventional and Special Operations units. He has served on the Army Staff in Legislative Affairs maintaining the intelligence portfolio for the Secretary of the Army and has served in the personal office of Rep. Mike Rogers (MI-08), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). Prior to joining the Army after 9/11, Dan was a small business owner in Southeastern Ohio.
Dan holds a masters in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and a bachelors in Public Relations from DePaul University. He was also selected and completed the Harvard Manage Mentor Program for Business, Management, and Marketing.
Dan and his wife Julie have lived in Springfield, VA since 2011, where they are raising their four children, Jonas, Meghan, Bridget, and Griffin.