Ambassador & Lieutenant General Dell Dailey
(USA, Retired, USMA 1971)

Executive Leadership, Mentoring, Special Operations, Terror/Counterterrorism

Ambassador Dailey’s experiences span 36 years of Army life and an additional 2 years as the Coordinator for Counterterror in the State Department.  His early military experiences were as both an infantryman and helicopter pilot. In later years, he transitioned to special operations, where he commanded two special operations aviation battalions - taking one to combat and the other on classified worldwide missions.

As a flag officer, he was selected to be the Assistant Division Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and later Chief of Staff of US Special Operations Command located in Mac Dill AFB, Tampa, FL. Later he was selected to command the world’s premier special operations headquarters, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). While he commanded this select unit, he took it to the Balkans and led the Nation’s selected early entry missions into Afghanistan and Iraq. Culmination of his government service was being selected by Secretary Rice, confirmed by the US Senate, and appointed by President Bush as the Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism at the US State Department. Today, Ambassador Dailey is a private consultant with both domestic and international clients covering companies as varied as a sedate private equity company to as violent as an explosive ordinance disposal company.

Scholarly Work/Publications/Awards: 
Ambassador (Ret.) Dailey’s Counterterror leadership experiences have been shared on both domestic and international levels. Panel discussion and presentations have occurred at renowned think tanks including the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for a New American Strategy. Academically he has participated in events at Georgetown University, George Washington University., and as keynote speaker for University of Pennsylvania Law School on “Targeted Killing”. Internationally he has presented in London, Brussels, Paris and Rome for the private and US government purposes.  He is currently a Mentor for the US Department of State and for the United States Special Operations Command.

Briefed the President and Vice President of the United States of America
Briefed both Secretaries of Defense and Secretaries of State
Recognized by his Peers as a Distinguished Graduate of West Point
Inducted into the US Army Aviation Hall of Fame

B.S., Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
M.A., Public Administration, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Diploma, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA
US Army Infantry Officer Basic Course, Ft Benning, GA
US Army Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Ft Benning, GA
US Army Ranger School, Ft Benning, GA
US Army Aviation Course, Ft Rucker, AL
US Army Survival, Escape, Resistance and Evasion Course, Ft Bragg, NC