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Dana J.H. Pittard

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Major General Dana J.H. Pittard is a retired United States Army officer. Pittard was born in Japan while his father was stationed there, as a soldier in the Army. A graduate of Eastwood High School in El Paso, Texas, Pittard had previously lived at Fort Bliss as a boy, a station he was later to command. Pittard graduated from the United States Military Academy. In April 1990, he commanded D Company, 1-37 Armor at Vilseck, Germany, and led his unit in combat in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. Pittard served as a Military Aide to President Bill Clinton from November 1996 until January 1999.

In 2010, Pittard assumed command of Fort Bliss, Texas, which he commanded until 2013. At that time, Fort Bliss earned the LivingWorks Community of Excellence Award for effective suicide prevention and intervention programs in July 2012. Pittard now serves as a vice-president of Allison Transmission, Inc. In 2018, Pittard was named to Savoy Magazine's list of the "Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America." A tri-athlete, he is the co-author of the book, Hunting the Caliphate, which tells the story of the initial fight against ISIS in Iraq in 2014.

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