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Dan Sundberg

Chair/Professor, Military Science


Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Daniel Sundberg is a native of Isanti, Minnesota. LTC Sundberg attended St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin where he joined ROTC as a non-scholarship freshman cadet. The following year he received a three year ROTC scholarship. LTC Sundberg graduated from St. Norbert College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and was immediately commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Field Artillery branch. LTC Sundberg earned a Master of Policy Management degree 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, he worked at the Pentagon for the Office of the Secretary of Defense - Policy and in the Army Staff for the Deputy Chief of Staff - Intelligence. LTC Sundberg's tenure 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, New York; and the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado. LTC Sundberg 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. LTC Sundberg is married to the former Laura Secor of Fargo, North Dakota; they have three children. LTC Sundberg enjoys spending time with his family, running, fishing, and hunting.

Research Interests:

Leadership, Foreign Policy, Ultra Running


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