Lieutenant General Dana assumed his current position as the Director, Marine Corps Staff in June 2018.
A native of New York, he graduated from Union College in Schenectady, New York and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June of 1982.
Lieutenant General Dana was assigned to 2nd Tank Battalion deploying with Battalion Landing Team 1/8 to the Mediterranean. He was assigned as the Combat Cargo Officer aboard USS DULUTH (LPD-6) and deployed to the Western Pacific with Battalion Landing Team 1/9.
Lieutenant General Dana served as the Logistics Officer for Battalion Landing Team 3/1 and as a Company Commander and Operations Officer with 1st Landing Support Battalion (Desert Storm/Operation Restore Hope). He served with the Standing Joint Task Force at Camp Lejeune, as an ISAF Plans Officer in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, and as the II MEF G-4 Operations Officer. After a tour with MAWTS-1, Lieutenant General Dana commanded MWSS-371.
He was assigned to III MEF, serving as the G-7/3D MEB Chief of Staff, III MEF Deputy G-3, and OIC of the MARCENT Coordination Element at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Lieutenant General Dana commanded MWSG-37, including a one year deployment to Iraq.
As a general officer he served as the Commanding General, 2d Marine Logistics Group, including a one year deployment to Afghanistan and as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Logistics (LP), the J-5 Plans Officer with PACOM, and most recently as the Deputy Commandant for Installations and Logistics.
Joint assignments include service with EUCOM, NORTHCOM and PACOM. Lieutenant General Dana is a graduate of Amphibious Warfare School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, School of Advanced Warfighting and the Naval War College.