Major General Dan York, U.S. Army Reserves
(USMA 1981)

Servant leadership, leader development, organizational change, strategic planning, training management, problem solving, character and ethics training. MG York addresses many audiences both internationally and nationally on leadership and character development and is a sought-after motivational speaker. 

A 1981 graduate of West Point, MG York has 36 years of experience leading military and nonprofit organizations. A graduate of Airborne, Air-Assault, Jungle and Ranger School, he commanded at every level platoon, company, battalion, brigade and three different divisions, two of which were nationwide commands. He led the successful activation of the 76th Operational Response Command a two-star command that is the Army Reserve’s only response command for homeland defense. Currently he serves as the Reserve Forces Director for NORTHCOM/Norad at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. 

Dan started and pastored three churches in Oregon and performed in concerts across the country. At the President of Uganda’s invitation his nonprofit, First Cause, successfully trained senior Ugandan military, political, business and religious leaders. He and his teams trained leaders in Peru, India, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nigeria. In 2012, he founded VetREST, a nonprofit expanding with new chapters across the country. VetREST specializes in providing coaches for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress (PTS). 

Scholarly Work/Publications/Awards: Various military awards, U.S. Army War College, published author of The Strong Leader’s Hand and The Weak Leader’s Fist. Author of six other books and a recording artist with seven albums of songs he composed. 

BS, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York
MDIV, Bethel Seminary
MD, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania 

The Navigators, First Cause, VetREST 

He and his wife, Kathleen, live in Colorado Springs and have three children and three grandchildren. After one marathon and too many 10Ks and soccer matches, he now enjoys walking/jogging with his two dogs and shooting hoops.