1SG Dan Thorstad

1SG Dan Thorstad

Dates of Service: Jul 1987 - Aug 2013
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Promotions

  • PV2
  • PFC Jul 87
  • SPC Sep 88
  • CPL Dec 93
  • SGT Apr 94
  • SSG Nov 99
  • SFC Jul 04
  • 1SG Aug 08

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Bio 

Over 20 years experience in leadership, management, training development, and operations in the US Army. I served in every leadership position from Squad Leader to First Sergeant, was assigned to the position of a Sergeant Major, and performed the duties of Command Sergeant Major on several occasions.

Military Experiences

Aug 2011 - May 2013
A Co
First Sergeant
Responsible for the training, welfare, discipline and morale of 91 soldiers and their families in a worldwide deployable military intelligence company; responsible for promoting and executing the commander's vision and priorities; assisted and advised the commander on all enlisted matters; executed established policies and standards pertaining to the training, mentoring, discipline, health, welfare and physical fitness of all Soldiers; oversaw unit daily operations consisting of supply, maintenance, training, and administrative functions.
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
DLIFLC HQ
Provost Sergeant Major
Carried out policies and standards of academic performance, training, and conduct for over 3,000 enlisted personnel; advised and initiated recommendations to the Dean of Students, Provost, Commandant, and other staff elements in matters pertaining to enlisted trainee issues, school operations, and developing language programs; provided guidance on academic policy and execution of academic regulations; responsible for recruiting, mentorship, and management of up to 121 multi-service military language instructors assigned to 9 schools; direct liaison with multi-service senior enlisted advisors.
May 2008 - Dec 2009
D Co
First Sergeant
Responsible for the professional development, welfare, discipline and morale of a 120 soldier company and their families; led, trained, and evaluated Initial Entry Trainees and career soldiers studying a foreign language at the Defense Language Institute; mentored three platoon sergeants and administrative staff; conducted personal and performance counseling and monitored the professional development of all soldiers; responsible for all company administrative actions, physical fitness, and training requirements; responsible for all enlisted matters across the company to include NCOs.
Jan 2008 - Mar 2008
513th MI BDE
Tactical Overwatch Support Team NCOIC
Responsible for establishing the Tactical Overwatch Support Team - Afghanistan; resourced personnel and equipment providing the capability to reach back to operations centers in theater; conducted quality control on developed intelligence products; supervised 20 personnel of various specialties over two separate shifts.

Deployments

(1 year, 11 months)
Dec 2006 - Dec 2007
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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
Assisted in the planning and support operations of task force elements in support of International Security Assistance Forces; oversaw coordination with aviation elements to support combat operations and movement of task force elements; Task Force Anti-terrorism Officer.
Jun 1999 - Dec 1999
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Kosovo
Served as the system supervisor for the TROJAN Special Purpose Intelligence Remote Integrated Terminal (SPIRIT) II in support of contingency operations in Macedonia and Kosovo; responsible for the accountability of communications security material, two soldiers, and $2.5 million in equipment.
Mar 1999 - May 1999
Macedonia
Served as the system supervisor for the TROJAN Special Purpose Intelligence Remote Integrated Terminal (SPIRIT) II in support of contingency operations in Macedonia and Kosovo; responsible for the accountability of communications security material, two soldiers, and $2.5 million in equipment.

Military Credentials

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Electronic Processing and Dissemination System Operator/Analyst Course

Intermediate Technical ELINT Analysis

Telemetry Collections Operations

Fundamentals of Tech ELINT

Security Clearance
None / Expired

Academic Degrees

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