COL Daniel Bishop
Colonel Dan Bishop graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1996 as a distinguished military graduate, receiving his commission as an Armor officer.
After completing his Basic Officer Course at Fort Knox, KY, his first assignment was to the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment in Friedberg, Germany, where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer. During this assignment, COL Bishop met his wife Kristen who was also serving in Germany, assigned as a Quartermaster Officer.
COL Bishop transitioned to the Military Intelligence Corps, attending the Intelligence Transition, Advanced, as well as Counterintelligence courses. COL Bishop spent his Captain years assigned to Fort Hood, Texas with the 1st Cavalry Division where he served in a variety of positions to include Division Intelligence Collection Manager, Senior Intelligence Officer for 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, and Assistant Operations Officer for the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion. COL Bishop deployed as the 312th’s Headquarters Company Commander to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II from 2004-2005.
Following OIF II, COL Bishop attended graduate school at Columbia University as part of the Eisenhower Leadership Development Program, earning a Master’s Degree in Organizational Psychology with a follow-on assignment as a student at the Command and General Staff College.
Reassigned in 2007 to Fort Bragg, NC, he served with the Joint Special Operations Command initially as an Intelligence Planner, later serving as J2 Chief of Future Operations, and finally as the J2X, responsible for Human Intelligence, Counterintelligence, and Detention operations. COL Bishop deployed to Iraq multiple times with a Joint Special Operations Task Force.
From 2012 to 2014, COL Bishop served with the Buccaneer Battalion as the Professor of Military Science at East Tennessee State University. He followed his tour at ETSU with an assignment as Commander, 308th Military Intelligence Battalion. After which, COL Bishop deployed to Afghanistan in July 2016 serving with the NATO Special Operations Component Command - Afghanistan.
In 2017, COL Bishop served as a U.S. Army War College Fellow at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. In 2018, COL Bishop was assigned to the Pentagon, Sensitive and Special Operations Division in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
COL Bishop’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, the Combat Action Badge as well as both U.S. and Dutch Parachutist Badges. In 2014, he was inducted into the ETSU College of Business and Technology Hall of Fame.
COL Bishop and his wife are blessed with two children, Ethan and McKenna.