Commander ISAF

General Dan K McNeill

General Dan K McNeill assumes command of the International Security Assistance Force on Feb 4, 2007 following a tour of duty as Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command, the U.S. Army’s force generation command.

He was commissioned as a second lieutenant of Infantry through the ROTC Program at North Carolina State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1968. His formal education is consistent with that of a career infantry officer and includes graduation from the U.S. Army War College in 1989.

General McNeill has commanded airborne infantry units at the company, battalion, brigade, division, and corps levels. His service as a staff officer includes tours as an S3 or G3 at brigade, division, and corps levels.

As a general officer, General McNeill has served in assignments as an Assistant Division Commander, Division Commander, Corps Chief of Staff, Deputy Corps Commander and Corps Commander. Tours in the Republic of Vietnam, Republic of Korea, Italy, Saudi Arabia/Iraq, Afghanistan, and numerous stateside posts have afforded General McNeill unique professional experiences and opportunities.

Duty in Operations JUST CAUSE, DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, and ENDURING FREEDOM has given General McNeill experience in joint and combined combat and stability operations. General McNeill previously served in Afghanistan as the Commander, Combined Joint Task Force 180.