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Daniel R. Grazier


Captain Daniel R. Grazier USMC, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and was commission as a second lieutenant in March 2005.  Following The Basic School, he was assigned as an armor officer and attended the U.S. Army Mounted Officer Basic Course at Fort Knox, KY.  He reported for duty to 2d Tank Battalion, 2d Marine Division in Camp Lejeune, NC in April 2006, where he served as a tank platoon commander.  He deployed in April 2007 to Al Anbar province, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  Upon his return, he served as the AT-TOW platoon commander.  In July 2008, Capt Grazier returned to Fort Knox.  He served as a tactics officer in Hawk Troop, 2-16 Cavalry teaching armor tactics to newly commissioned officers.  Capt Grazier was selected for career-level school and was subsequently assigned as a student at Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, VA.  Following graduation, he was assigned to 1st Tank Battalion where he has served in a variety of billets including Headquarters and Services Company commander, Bravo Company commander, and assistant Operations Officer.  He deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in May 2013 for service with Regimental Combat Team 7 as senior watch officer in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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