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120th Infantry Brigade Commander
COL Daniel S. Hurlbut

166 Brigade Commander COL Daniel S. Hurlbut was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1991 and, as a Distinguished Military Graduate, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Infantry.

COL Hurlbut has served in various Infantry positions: Rifle and Scout Platoon Leader, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Rifle Platoon Leader, 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia; OC Company Commander, 1st Battalion, 314th Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, New York; Battalion Executive Officer and Brigade Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment and 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division (L), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii (including an OIF - II deployment from January 2004 to February 2005). In addition to his Infantry assignments, COL Hurlbut has served as a Training Officer on the US Army Pacific (USARPAC) Staff, as the Chief of Ranger Operations

at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and the Maneuver Center of Excellence Chief of Tactics and Director of Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He commanded the 2d Battalion, 2d Infantry Regiment (Ramrods) at Fort Hood, Texas and in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom IX from 2 April 2007 to 10 September, 2009. He served as the G3 for the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and as the J3 for CJTF-1 in Bagram, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom XII from December 2010 to April 2012. Most recently he served as the G3 for First Army’s Division West .

In addition to a Master’s of Science Degree in International Relations from Troy State University in 2001 and a 2012-2013 US Army War College Fellowship at Stanford University, COL Hurlbut’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Career Courses; the Ranger, Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Bradley Leader, and Battalion Maintenance Officer Courses; and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

COL Hurlbut’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal (2d Award), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4th award), the Joint Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Pathfinder Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.



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