Dan Sundberg

Dan Sundberg

Chair/Professor, Military Science


Major Daniel Sundberg is a native of Isanti, MN. After graduating high school in 1999, MAJ Sundberg attended St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. Dan joined ROTC at St. Norbert College his freshman year as a non-scholarship cadet. During his freshman year Dan applied for and received a three year ROTC scholarship. MAJ Sundberg graduated from St. Norbert College in 2003 with a degree in economics and was immediately commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Field Artillery branch. The army has presented Major Sundberg with many opportunities to advance his studies and see the world. MAJ Sundberg earned a Master's Degree in Policy Management from Georgetown University in 2013 through the Army's Joint Chiefs of Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Army Staff Internship Program. Upon completion of his Master's Degree, he worked in the Pentagon for the Office of the Secretary of Defense - Policy and in the Army Staff for the Deputy Chief of Staff - Intelligence. In his first fifteen years of service in the Army, Dan has been afforded opportunities to travel to over 30 different countries on five continents. Major Sundberg's tenure in the Army includes tours to Germany, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Poland in support of four named operations: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom (2x), Operation Spartan Shield, and Operation Atlantic Resolve. He has been assigned to the 1st Infantry Division in Germany; 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY; and the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO. He considers it a tremendous honor to be selected as the Professor of Military Science at the University of South Dakota to develop the Army's next generation of warrior leaders. Major Sundberg is married to the former Laura Secor of Fargo, North Dakota. They have three children: Maggie (5), Gavin (3), Abigail (3 months). Major Sundberg enjoys spending time with his family, running, fishing, and hunting.

Research Interests:

Leadership, Foreign Policy


  • Masters of Policy Management, Public Policy Management, Georgetown University, 2013
  • BA, Economics, St. Norbert College, 2003