A Native of St. Louis, Missouri, Dan Berger enlisted in the US Navy Reserves through the Advance Pay Grade Program on December 29, 1999. In May 2001 he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri with a degree in Computer Information Systems and was commissioned on May 28, 2002 as an Intelligence Officer through the Direct Commission Program. On December 19, 2003 Commander Berger earned his Masters degree in Information Management from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. In May 2005 he was redesignated to the Information Professional Community and on October 01, 2005 after 18 years in the private sector Commander Berger took an indefinite recall to active duty.
Currently Commander Berger serves as the Executive Officer, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS) Sicily, Italy. His previous tours include Force Communications Officer, NAVCENT/C5F; Combat Systems Officer, USS Freedom (LCS-1); Program Manager (N5), NCTAMS PAC, Hawaii; Communications Officer on board the USS Mount Whitney LCC/JCC-20 (MTW); Action Officer for the Deputy Assistant Chief of Naval Operations for Information Technology (OPNAV N6), Washington, DC; and Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Intelligence Systems, Deputy Chief of Staff, Multi-National Forces Iraq (MNF-I), Baghdad, Iraq.
Commander Berger’s Reserve tours were comprised of serving as the Information Systems Officer, Joint Intelligence Center (JIC), US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Scott Air Force Base and the Communications Department Head, Command Amphibious Group One (COMPHIBGRU One) Det 218, Sasebo, Japan.
His professional military education consists of the Information Assurance (IA) certifications from National Defense University’s Information Recourse Management College and the Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase One certification from the US Navy War College. Commander Berger also holds the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from the Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) and the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Commander Berger’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal, the Copernicus Award and various other unit and personal decorations.