Danial D. Pick, Colonel, US Army

Commandant/Commander of DLIFLC, Presidio of Monterey

COL Pick graduated from the University of Washington in 1987. He entered active duty as a military intelligence officer and served as a scout platoon leader and battalion S2 in 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment in Garlstedt, Germany, deploying to Operations Desert Shield/Storm in January 1991 as S2 3/66 Armor Battalion.

Following graduation from the Military Intelligence Officer Advance Course, COL Pick served with 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) as Commander, Military Intelligence Detachment and Group S2.

COL Pick became a Middle East Foreign Area Officer (FAO) in 1996. His FAO assignments include: Kuwaiti Land Forces Advisor, OMC-Kuwait; FAO Assignment Officer, Army Human Resources Command, WA D.C.; Executive Officer, Human Intelligence Team, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Northern Iraq; Army Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Amman, Jordan; Policy Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense; and FAO Program Director, Defense Language Institute.

COL Pick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization from the University of Washington, a Master of Military Studies from Marine Corps University, Quantico, and a Master of Arts degree in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University. He speaks Arabic, Persian-Farsi, Persian-Dari, and Assyrian. He is a graduate of Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Defense Language Institute Basic Arabic Course, Jumpmaster Course, Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Ranger School and Airborne School.

His decorations include the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, and Iraq Campaign Medal with arrowhead device.

COL Pick is a student of the Middle East and enjoys running, skiing, and climbing.
DLIFLC 1759 Lewis Rd. Bldg 614, Ste. 251 - Presidio of Monterey - Monterey, CA 93944 (831) 242-5119, (DSN-768)