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Daniel Furtado

California Ambassador

Name: Dr. Daniel E. Furtado 

Hometown:  Campbell, CA

E-mail Address:

Business Position: Pharmacology Instructor, California State University, Monterey Bay, California

Civilian Education: B.A, M.P.A., Pharm.D. 


Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation; US Conference of Mayors (Former Mayor); Senior Army Reserve Commanders Association; AUSA; ROA; Association of Military Surgeons of the US; American Pharmacists Association, American College of Healthcare Executives; several others 

Civilian Honors: Bowl of Hygeia, University of California; Citizen of the Year, 2000 (City of Campbell); Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives 

Military Retirement Date, Date of Rank, Service and Key Positions: 1 Jul 04 (military retirement); Colonel, USAR, 15 Sep 87 (DOR) Commandant, Presidio of San Francisco USAR School (’90-94); Commander, 334th Medical Group (’98-02); Commander, 5th Brigade, 104th DIV (’02-04)

Name of Spouse and Children: Single, no children.

Army Reserve Ambassador Daniel Furtado was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps, after completing ROTC and a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University.  He holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of San Francisco.  He served on active duty as Chief, Pharmacology, Academy of Health Sciences, at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.  Subsequently, he was named Clinical Coordinator, VA Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, and later was appointed Associate Director, Primary Care Associate Program, at Stanford University School of Medicine.  He continues to teach pharmacology. He is a graduate of the Army War College, and the 1st USAR pharmacist to hold the “A” Professional Designator. He holds membership in the Order of Military Medical Merit, and is a Distinguished Member of the AMEDD Regiment. Ambassador Furtado served as City Council Member and Mayor, Campbell, CA. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the League of California Cities and the National League of Cities. He also served as Chair of the Public Safety Committees of the National League of Cities and the League of California Cities. In 2000, he was selected Citizen of the Year for Campbell, CA.