Dan Dwyer is a U.S. Army Veteran, who served over 22 years in Armor and Cavalry formations. Dan was awarded three Bronze Star Medals for his leadership actions during our Nation’s global war on terrorism.
After taking off the uniform, Dan served as a military strategist with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he was one of the principal architects of “The Surge” plan in Iraq, as well as multiple other plans affecting the employment of national instruments of power. As a combat developer for joint mission command systems, Dan was instrumental in providing the warfighter unprecedented situational awareness on today’s battlefield.
As the founder of Vet2BizLife, LLC, Dan is dedicated to the boots to business advancement of veteran entrepreneurs. Through his coaching/consulting, speaking, writing, and podcasting, Dan works with both public and private organizations on matters related to performance improvement and leadership, organizational, and business acumen development across the full spectrum of strategic and operational work environments. Each week, on the Vet2BizLife Podcast, Dan interviews the most inspiring veteran entrepreneurs, sharing their stories, experiences, successes and challenges to improve the personal and business lives of others.
Dan is a graduate of both Indiana University and the University of Louisville, and currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife Michelle. They have two adult sons, Gavin and Grant, who are both serving proudly today in our Army.
Dan is a volunteer mentor with Veterati, where he works with veteran entrepreneurs in the areas of leadership and business acumen development, and the Academy of United States Veterans, where he serves on their Board of Governors.