Dan graduated RMC-D in 2006 as an Air Force Ground Defence Officer. His junior officer appointments were as a rifle flight commander, operations officer and combat survival instructor. He was promoted to Squadron Leader in 2018 and posted to sub-unit command. He has deployed on OP CATALYST, SLIPPER and OKRA and is currently serving in South Western Syria on OP PALADIN.
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