After retiring as US Army LT Colonel, Dan Knight founded and now heads the Five Star Decisions Institute in Alexandria, VA. A partial list of his clients include: GE; NASA; 3 M; KPMG; Audi; World Bank; Department of Defense; and NASA.

In addition, he is a Contributing Editor of Strategy & Leadership – a leading business strategy journal, and he is an award winning writer. He also served on the Board of Directors of the International Strategic Leadership Forum, Chicago, IL.

Dan is a Past President of the National Speakers Association–DC and a former Dean of its Speakers Academy. And he served as Vice Chair of the Creative Education Foundation – “the place where brainstorming began.”

As a US Army Officer, he excelled in more than a dozen different Army leadership and Pentagon staff positions. In his assignments, he consistently improved morale, boosted performance, and increased force readiness.

In a lifetime filled with highlights, Dan was especially honored when, as the Senior USA Official in Northern Turkey, he was asked by the Governor, Sinop Province to turn the lights on at the mountain village of Los Coy – the last village to receive electric power under a modernization program.