Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Daniel is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps as an infantryman on May 15, 1998. He attended basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, California, followed by the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, California. His first duty assignment was to 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California. In May 2001, he left the Marines and in May 2002, enlisted in the Army as an infantryman. Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel now serves an electronic warfare specialist.
His previous assignments include Bravo Company, Charlie Company, Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion, 5th Battalion 20th Infantry, and Henry H. Lind Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington. During his tenure, he served as a team leader, battalion sniper, scout squad leader, squad leader, instructor, senior instructor, and platoon sergeant. He was next assigned to the Operational Fires Directorate, 8th Army, Seoul, Republic of Korea, as an electronic warfare NCO. He returned to JBLM assigned to 1st Special Forces Group, serving as the senior electronic Warfare NCO. He was then selected to serve as the senior enlisted electronic warfare manager and acting cyber branch sergeant major with HRC Cyber Branch, Fort Knox, Kentucky. His most recent assignment was the Cyber Electromagnetic Activities sergeant major, U.S. Army Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany. Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel is now assigned as the command sergeant major for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Europe.
Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel’s deployments include WESTPAC with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and two tours in Iraq.
His military and civilian education includes: all levels of the NCO System, Airborne School, Jump Master School, Instructor Training Course, Master Resiliency Course, Tactical Information Operations Course, Joint Fires and Effects Course, Combatives Level I. He holds a bachelor's degree in Information Technology Management from American Military University in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Command Sgt. Major Daniel’s awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Army Commendation Medal with Valor device, Army Commendation Medal (5th award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Metal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5th award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd award), Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Korea Service Ribbon, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation (2nd Award), Navy Unit Commendation, and Army Superior Unit Award.
He is married and has four children.