Daniel oversees the Insurance Service for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), providing over $1.2 trillion in life insurance coverage for 5.6 million Veterans, Servicemembers and families. He has policymaking responsibility for all VA insurance programs nationwide and is responsible for supervising the Servicemembers’ and Veterans’ Group Life Insurance programs, ensuring timely and accurate financial management and actuarial soundness of insurance trust funds, formulating legislative and regulatory proposals, developing the insurance strategic plan, formulating and executing the program budgets, and driving new technology upgrades. 

Prior to his appointment to VA, Daniel served at the Defense Logistics Agency, Troop Support, overseeing audit readiness for $19 billion of America’s military supply chains worldwide.

Previously, at the Office of Management and Budget, he leveraged government-wide data analytics to improve financial integrity and risk management; including drafting and implementing portions of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, and the Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act of 2015.

He also served at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), as Deputy National Director for U.S. Export Assistance Centers, and was a member of the U.S. State Department Civilian Response Corps.

In the U.S. Army Reserve, Daniel is a civil affairs liaison to the U.S. Department of State. He has commanded two airborne civil affairs battalions, taught at the U.S. Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership, and led Soldiers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Korea, and as a jumpmaster in Europe.

His military awards include two bronze stars and two meritorious service medals.

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