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Daniel Baran
Daniel Baran
Intelligence Analyst, Department of Defense
Doctor of Public Administration


Dan is a career DoD intelligence analyst and has served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for over 23 years. Dan currently serves as a civilian intelligence analyst at the US Army’s Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). In this role he is responsible for conducting threat analysis and detailed understanding of land-warfare forces, networks, and individuals.  He previously served in a number of intelligence Officer positions, including Battalion S-2, assistant Brigade S-2, deputy ACE chief and deputy Division G-2 (Operations). As a civilian, Dan served as an intelligence analyst at US Central Command (USCNETCOM) J2 and US Special Operation Command (USSOCOM) Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Dan deployed several times to Afghanistan serving as an analyst with both conventional and Special Operation Force (SOF) units. Most recently Dan supported operation Atlantic Resolve by serving as the US Army Europe G2 Executive Officer. He continues to support US Army Europe in his current reserve position. Dan is married to his wife Sarah and has two children, Maddie, and Annie.

Relevant Professional Experience

U.S. Army Combat Engineer enlisted, U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, Certified Defense All-Source Analysis (CDASA), Certified Anti-money Laundering Specialist, Certified All-source Intelligence Instructor.  

Research Interests

Organizational leadership in national security and national defense, challenges in the construction of complex data systems, and government and public-private partnerships

Professional Affiliations

Association of the United States Army and Military Intelligence Corps Association

Volunteer Activities

Horses as Healer -Equine therapy center for children and young adults and Hopes Legacy- Equine rescue.