Dan Grant graduated from West Point in 2002 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army. In 2004, he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for one year with the 1st Infantry Division as a Platoon Leader. He was promoted to Captain in 2005 and left active duty at the end 2007. He is a graduate of the United States Army Ranger School, Airborne School, and a recipient of two Army Commendation Medals and the Combat Action Badge.
After leaving the Army, Dan served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. He was instrumental in developing and testifying on legislation to benefit the military community, veterans, and their families. In February 2009 Illinois Governor Pat Quinn appointed him to his cabinet where he served as Director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs for the next two and a half years. As director, Dan was responsible for over 1200 employees throughout the state and a budget of $120 million per year.
Dan resigned as the Director in August 2011 to pursue his MBA at Harvard Business School, where he graduated in 2013. He is currently a consultant for The Boston Consulting Group in their Detroit office. He is married to Stacey Grant and they have two children, Adelyn and Joseph.