Dan K. McNeill

Lt. Gen. Dan K. McNeill commanded American military forces in Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism. In Afghanistan, he commanded almost all of the 7,000 U.S. forces and has coordinated the efforts of coalition forces from Canada, Britain and other countries.

His military career has included command of airborne infantry units at the company, battalion, brigade and corps levels. Most recently, McNeill commanded the 82nd Airborne Division and later the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, high honors for an army general. In 2000, under his command, Fort Bragg won recognition as one of the two top army posts in the nation. McNeill earned a bachelor's degree from NC State in 1968 and upon graduating was commissioned as a second lieutenant.