Daniel A. Dailey is the present-day U.S. Army Sergeant Major. On January 30, 2015, he was sworn in as the Army’s 15th Sergeant Major to August 9, 2019. He is the youngest soldier to be appointed at the age of 46.
The early life of Daniel A. Dailey
A Palmerton, Pennsylvania native, Dailey joined the U.S. Army in 1989 as an 11B (Infantryman). He enrolled at the age of 17 before graduating from high school. At Fort Benning, Georgia, he attended basic training and individual advanced training. His civil education involves an Excelsior College Bachelor of Science in History.
Daniel Dailey’s Career in Military
Prior to his tenure as the Army Sergeant Major, he served as the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Sergeant Major.
Dailey’s military education includes the Course of Basic Noncommittal Officers, Bradley Master Gunner, Advanced Noncommittal Officers, First Sergeants, Force Management, Keystone, Sergeants Major and the Course of Command Sergeants Major. He served in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Divisions of Infantry. Dailey is decorated with the ‘Valor Bronze Star Medal’ for his leadership during Sadr City’s Siege. He was later chosen as commanding sergeant major of the 4th Infantry Division in 2009.
Prior to his choice as Sergeant Major of the Army, Dailey served as Commander Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. As Sergeant Major of the Army, Dailey serves as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army’s private advisor on all enlisted issues, especially in fields influencing the training and quality of life of soldiers.
Dailey’s family & Personal Life
He has not disclosed much about his personal life. Though he is married to Holly Dailey and has a son. He is David Dailey‘s brother, who operates the Pencor Service Center, and David Dailey Sr.’s son, a long-time employee of Pencor and Eileen’s mother.
The net worth of Daniel Dailey
We have no information about his net worth because he hasn’t revealed his net worth yet. But we can say with full confidence that he is earning a good sum of money from his successful career as U.S. Army Sergeant Major.
Facts about Daniel Dailey
- Dailey is a member of the Distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club of the Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion).
- When Dailey was 10 years old, he wanted to become a carpenter. But playing the army games with his friends and family, it motivated him to become an army & he chooses to join the service.
- In his early days, he likes to play basketball and was the member of champion’s team the Palmerton Blue Bombers.