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- Suicide Prevention
- African American Life & Work Ethic
- Combat Related
- Corporate Culture
- Personal Financial Management
- Health & Fitness
- War Against ISIS
- Renewable Energy
- Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life
- Wealth Building
- West Point
Dana J.H. Pittard
Dana is a highly decorated combat Veteran, former Deputy Commanding General of Operations (DCG-O) for ARCENT and was appointed as the Joint Force Land Component Commander – Iraq. He also served as Director of Operations for the Army Training and Doctrine Command and is the former Commanding General of one of the largest military installations in the U.S., Fort Bliss, Texas.
Extensive knowledge in Joint Military Operations, Force Protection, Professional Mentoring, Counterinsurgency, Organizational Leadership, and Comprehensive Planning.
- Expert Dialogue: The War Against ISIS
- Board Member of the Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation and recipient of the 2017 Matt’s Hero Award for his War Against Suicide
- Extensive knowledge regarding generational wealth building and advanced personal financial management
- Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Economics, Heritage, History and Culture
- Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government – National Security Fellowship
- University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School – Senior Executive Accounting Program focused in Business Administration and Management
- The Tuck School of Business – Senior Executive Program
- School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth , KS – Masters Degree, Military Operational Art & Science/Studies
- United States Military Academy at West Point
- Protecting the Homefront: Combat Veteran Coming Home
- Suicide Prevention
- Generational Wealth
- War Against ISIS
- Personal Financial Fitness
- The Case for Wellness: Fit for Life
- Racial Economics
- Renewable Energy
- Green the Fort
- Military History
- African American Work Ethic: Lessons from the Rural South during the Jim Crow Era
Dana is a a West Point graduate and Harvard fellow who serves as Vice President of Defense Programs, overseeing domestic and global defense products in over 110 countries, for Allison Transmission, the premier global provider of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems.
After 34 years of active duty service, Dana retired from the U.S. Army in 2015 at the rank of Major General, but not before leaving a legacy that is modeled after to this day. A highly decorated combat leader, he commanded units at every echelon from platoon to division and served in multiple combat tours in Iraq and the Middle East. A defining moment in his military service included being chosen, in 2014, to lead the U.S. in its effort to impede the truculent spread of ISIS in Iraq.
He possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge in combat vehicle technology and a deep understanding of the Department of Defense and congressional budget processes. He served as the Director of Operations for the Army Training and Doctrine Command, the organization responsible for defining requirements for combat vehicles.
Dana makes no apologies for wanting to see others succeed in all areas of life, from faith to finances. His natural leadership abilities catapulted Fort Bliss to become one of the most innovative military installations in the U.S. The evidence of his leadership as commander of Fort Bliss, Texas from 2010 to 2013, was how he transformed the post of over 100,000 soldiers, civilians, and family members, into one of the largest operational training installations in the Army.
Passionate about the well-being of others, he currently serves on the board of the Matthew Silverman Memorial Foundation, an organization dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide. He was chosen to receive the 2017 Matt’s Hero Award for his dedication to the cause of suicide prevention and his leadership while serving as the installation commander at Fort Bliss. Under his leadership, Fort Bliss was introduced to 32 new programs in his War on Suicide initiative. The installation transitioned from having the most suicides to the least.
A triathlete, Dana encourages health, fitness, proper nutrition, and a positive mindset, to be priority when it comes to necessary change. His Focus on Fitness topics are designed to motivate individuals to identify the barriers that keep them from activating their will to live healthier lives.
BOOKS | MEDIA
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- NATO SOF Physical and Mental Resiliency Seminar in Brussels, Belgium
- Allison Transmission (Indianapolis) Veterans Day 2017
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) – Indianapolis (Black History Month 2018)
- Keynote: 1st Armored Division Ball at Fort Bliss 2018
- Keynote: Indiana AUSA Chapter Scholarship Ceremony at the Indiana War Memorial 2018
“Major General Dana J.H. Pittard is a dynamic, experienced combat and business leader who will leave an audience with an overwhelming sense of service to country and wanting to make a difference. From the borders of Syria and Iran to the board room, I have seen him train, lead and inspire a generation of our nation’s future leaders and transform our nation’s army at war. Without a doubt, his message will make a profound impact on any audience or organization.”
State Senator Chairman
Illinois Senate Energy Public Utilities Committee
“Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard’s “My El Paso” presentation at the historic Plaza Theatre was an eloquent portrayal of his childhood community, in which he fondly recalled diversity as the norm, differences being celebrated, and individualism encouraged. Throughout his speech, and in his true fashion, Maj. Gen. Pittard put the focus on others and their accomplishments, describing some of the most successful El Pasoans, all of whom set out to make their mark on the world in the late 1970s. He inspired the audience to remember the El Paso community of the late 1970s as a symbol of hope and motivation to strive toward making El Paso even better in future years.”
Veronica M. Landry
“Dana Pittard officiated my military retirement and, unrehearsed, he graced the ceremony with a powerful speech about military service and the war against terror that had the audience floored with its historical relevance and detail, compelling delivery and masterful oration. Audience members remarked that his speech was truly unforgettable.”
Co-author, Hunting the Caliphate
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