Major General Daniel R. Ammerman is the Commanding General of US Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). The command has 13,000 Soldiers and civilians for the worldwide mission of supporting Combatant Commanders, along with their respective Army Service Component Commands, with theater oriented strategic through tactical level civil affairs and military information support operations.
Previously, he commanded the 353rd Civil Affairs Command with the mission of supporting strategic through tactical civil affairs requirements in support of US European Command (EUCOM) and US Africa Command (AFRICOM) along with their Army Components.
He was also Deputy Commanding General of the 99th Regional Support Command and was responsible for supporting the Commanding General in providing administrative, logistics and facilities support to Army Reserve Soldiers the Northeastern US.
MG Ammerman has more than 33 years of military service, including deployments as a civil affairs officer to Bosnia in 1996 as a civil affairs detachment commander, and Kosovo in 2001 where he was dual-hatted as the Task Force Falcon G-5 and Civil Affairs Battalion Executive Officer. He commanded the 432d Civil Affairs Battalion in Iraq in 2003 supporting the 1st Marine Division in South-Central Iraq, and later the 82nd Airborne Division in Western Iraq, earning the Navy Presidential Unit Citation and Meritorious Unit Citation. He commanded the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade from 2006 to 2010. He led a jointly manned 304th Civil Affairs Brigade in Iraq during 2008-2009 conducting civil military operations in support of Multi-National Corps-Iraq with the brigade, earning the Meritorious Unit Citation.
MG Ammerman is a graduate of the Army War College, earning a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Parachutist Badge and Ranger tab.
In his civilian life, MG Ammerman works as a senior financial manager for Schneider Inc, a large international logistics company. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Masters in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He is married to Marilyn (Decker) Ammerman and has two children, Keith and Lucy.