Danny joins USGLC from Duane Morris Government Strategies in Pittsburgh where he supported government affairs advocacy at the local, state and federal level. Danny was an enlisted Marine from 2006-2010 and served throughout the Pacific region where he participated in several humanitarian operations. After an honorable discharge, he attended The Ohio State University before working as a reporter for The Youngstown Vindicator and an Associate Editor at Cincy Magazine in Cincinnati. In July 2017, Danny completed a fellowship with The Mission Continues, a program that places Post-9/11 veterans in various nonprofits to support community improvement efforts. As part of his fellowship, Danny worked as an Outreach Coordinator for PublicSource, a nonprofit media entity in Pittsburgh dedicated to public service journalism in the region. Danny has a B.A. in journalism with a minor in international studies from OSU and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University.
Whether they served four years or 40 years, most military members have had an up-close look at American foreign policy during their years of service, providing them with a unique perspective on America’s global engagement in action. This perspective is so critical to America’s global leadership that we highlighted it in the second session of USGLC’s Next Gen Global Leaders program, where military veterans in the class were able to share some of their invaluable stories and perspectives from their military service.
This Veterans Day, we salute all lawmakers who have served in our nation’s military and continue to serve as members of Congress. We’re also shining a spotlight on several incoming veteran-turned lawmakers and their foreign policy views.
Representing more than 30,000 Veterans for Smart Power across the country, nearly 50 top leaders of the USGLC’s growing veteran’s initiative came together on Capitol Hill earlier this month as part of an ongoing effort to elevate U.S. diplomatic and development programs alongside a strong defense. From Vietnam veterans to active guard and reserve members, this diverse group of men and women spent a day speaking with lawmakers and sharing personal stories of their time in uniform to highlight how our national security is strengthened by our civilian-led tools.