LTC(P) Dan Wood joins FDD as a Visiting Military Fellow. From 2018-2019, he served as a United States Army War College Fellow for Information Technology and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied cutting edge academic theory, sciences, and policies associated with artificial intelligence, computer science, and cybersecurity at Carnegie Mellon. From 2016 to 2018, LTC Wood served as the Commander, 52d Signal Battalion in Stuttgart, Germany. The 52d provides full spectrum IT services and network connectivity to both USEUCOM and USAFRICOM Headquarters and 26,000 users across Europe and Africa in support of Unified Action and Nuclear Command and Control.
Prior to that, LTC Wood became a fully Joint Qualified Officer while serving as the Communications Division Chief, National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC). At the NAOC, he led a Joint team that planned, coordinated, and implemented communications capabilities to meet National-level 24×7 Command, Control and Communications requirements for Presidential and Secretary of Defense support missions and Special Access Program (SAP) requirements. He also served as a member on National Leadership Command Capabilities (NLCC) Joint Planning Groups for long-term National communication enterprise modernization and future capability development efforts focused on Day-to-Day, Executive Travel, Nuclear Command and Control, Continuity of Operations, Continuity of Government, and SAP requirements and policies.
LTC Wood holds a Master of National Security Strategy from the United States Naval War College, Master of Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science from Columbus State University.