Wallace Hogan served for 21 years in the Army. He received his commission in 1981 from Officer Candidate School and joined the Georgia Army National Guard as a rifle and mortar platoon leader. He attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course and served with the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Colorado Army National Guard, as the detachment executive officer and later as the commander. Major Hogan attended the Special Forces Officer Qualification Course at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He then served with the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Alabama Army National Guard as a detachment commander. He attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and the Special Forces Thai Language Course at Fort Bragg. He accepted an active duty appointment in the grade of captain on April 4, 1993. He served with the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Lewis, Washington, as a battalion operations officer and detachment commander; and as the commander, Special Forces Instructor Detachment, U.S. Army Jungle Operations Training Battalion, Fort Sherman, Panama. His final tour was with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans at the Pentagon.
Dan attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He attended Aviation Officer School in Pensacola, Florida, and received his commission as an ensign in 1985. After graduating from the Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Course at Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, he reported to VAQ-136 onboard USS Midway. He transitioned to the Navy Reserve as a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department in the Philippines. Dan was recalled to active duty in November 1994. In August 2000, he was selected as the officer in charge of the Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot. There, he was responsible for the provision of current intelligence support to the Navy Secretariat, Chief of Naval Operations staff, and the Director of Naval Intelligence. In December 2000, he was promoted to his final rank of commander. 153554b96e