The 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, Daniel Dailey, to visit Indian Hill School District as part of leadership series

Leadership Summit on the The Hill

The Indian Hill School District is pleased to welcome the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, Daniel Dailey, to lead the second event in a new Leadership Summit on The Hill series on Friday, May 3. 

“It is our privilege to host Sgt. Maj. Dailey, a decorated military veteran, who is investing his time graciously into the leadership development of our students, our staff, and our community,” said Indian Hill School District CEO/Superintendent Kirk Koennecke. “We are humbled to host and appreciate the gift of time he is offering.”

All Braves are invited to hear Sgt. Maj. Dailey, free of charge, at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Sue Harder Memorial Performing Arts Center at Indian Hill High School. There will be an opportunity for a meet and greet following the formal presentation. 

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Army retired, is a native of Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Dailey enlisted in the Army in 1989 and attended basic training and advanced individual training as an 11B (infantryman) at Fort Benning, Georgia. During his career, Dailey held every enlisted leadership position in the mechanized infantry, ranging from Bradley Fighting Vehicle commander to command sergeant major. Dailey has served with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Infantry Divisions stateside and overseas. In March 2009, he was selected as the 4th Infantry Division command sergeant major, where he served as both the command sergeant major of Fort Carson, Colorado, and U.S. Division-North, Iraq. In 2011, Dailey was selected to serve as the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Dailey was sworn in as the 15th sergeant major of the Army on Jan. 30, 2015 and relinquished the position on Aug. 9, 2019.

In addition to four tours in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, Dailey deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He earned the Bronze Star with Valor for his leadership during the 4th Infantry Division’s two-month Battle for Sadr City in 2008.  
Dailey is a graduate of class 54 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the Command Sergeants Major Course. Dailey holds a Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) from Excelsior College.

In January of 2020, Dailey joined the executive team at the Association of the U.S. Army, where he serves as vice president of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier Programs.

This is the second event in the Leadership Summit on The Hill series; Stephen M. R. Covey, New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal best-selling author, kicked off the series in October.