Lt. Col. Daniel J. Sieben, U.S. Air Force, commissioned through Officer Training School and attended pilot training at Columbus AFB. He flew the C-17 and the MQ-1B as an instructor and evaluator pilot. He attended the University of Hawaii, receiving an M.A. in English before proceeding to the USAF Academy, where he was an instructor in the Department of English and Fine Arts. While teaching at the academy, he deployed to CENTCOM as an Air Defense Liaison in Bahrain, and earned his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.