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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Captain Daniel Nesdahl-Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Nesdahl assumed duty as an APMS at UNI on 11 June 2013.

CPT Daniel Nesdahl was born in Hayward, CA.  He enlisted in the Army in May 1998.  He attended Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC.  He then attended airborne school at Ft. Benning, GA, followed by Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Lee, VA.  He was awarded the MOS of 92R (Parachute Rigger).   His first assignment was with the 647th QM CO(A) at Ft. Bragg, NC from November 1998-June 2001.   Upon completion of his tour at Ft. Bragg, CPT Nesdahl was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group(A) at Ft. Carson, CO. from July 2001 until June 2006 serving as the Operations NCO.  While assigned to the 10th SFG(A), CPT Nesdahl deployed in support of OIF II from January 2004 until May 2004 and again deployed in support of OIF III from November 2004 until June 2005. CPT Nesdahl graduated Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA in 2006.  CPT Nesdahl then attended the Field Artillery Basic Course at Ft. Sill, OK. Upon completion, CPT Nesdahl was assigned to 3rd BDE 4th ID at Ft. Carson, CO , where he served as the Company Fire Support Officer for E CO 1-68 CAB and the Fire Direction Officer for A BTRY 3-29 FA.  CPT Nesdahl deployed with the 3rd BDE 4th ID in support of OIF 07-09 from December 2007-February 2009.  In September 2009, CPT Nesdahl attended the Captain’s Career Course at Ft. Sill, OK.  Upon graduation, he was assigned to the 2-77th FA at Ft. Carson, CO.  CPT Nesdahl served as the BN Assistant S3 and as the BN S4.  He was then assigned to FT. Sill, OK. CPT Nesdahl commanded A BTRY 1-19FA from 13 October 2011 until 24 April 2013.  CPT Nesdahl is a graduate of Southwest Minnesota State University with a BA in Physical Education.

CPT Nesdahl’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 SLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (3 Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Ribbon.  CPT Nesdahl has also been awarded the Parachutist Badge and the Parachute Rigger Badge.