General Dan K. McNeill assumed duties as Commander, US Army Forces Command, at Fort McPherson, Georgia, on May 7, 2004, becoming the sixteenth officer to hold this position.
As commander of all active and reserve forces stationed in the continental United States, he leads the 750,000 Soldiers of Army’s largest major command, which consists of active and US Army Reserve conventional forces and includes oversight of the training and readiness of the Army National Guard.
A native of Warsaw, North Carolina, General McNeill graduated from the North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and was commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry in 1968. His joint experience includes tours as Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, of the 82d Airborne Division during OPERATION JUST CAUSE in Panama and OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM in Southwest Asia. His command experience includes tours as commanding general of the 82d Airborne Division from July 1998-July 2000. Prior to arriving at Fort McPherson for his most recent assignment as Deputy Commanding General, US Army Forces Command, he served from July 2000 to August 2003 as Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps, and Commanding General, Combined Joint Task Force 180, during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan.
Among General McNeill’s decorations are the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, twoDistinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, five Legions of Merit, and three Bronze Stars. He is an Army Aviator and a Master Parachutist. His badges include the Expert Infantryman Badge and the Special Forces Tab.
He is married to the former Maureen Flanagan, and they have one son, Dan, Jr.