Mr. Habib Debs, President & CEO of ATSC, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dell Dailey, President of Dell Dailey and Family Consultants, LLC, to ATSC’s Board of Advisors. He is the former U.S. Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department, where he remains a strategic adviser. In addition to serving as the State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Dailey spent 36 years in the U.S. Army, ending his career as Director of the Center for Special Operations (CSO), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Through his lengthy and varied U.S. Government association, he brings a unique blend of leadership, talent, insight, creativity, and practical experience to ATSC’s persistent efforts to find solutions to the security challenges of the United States and her partners.
As the Dept of State‘s Coordinator for Counter terrorism, Ambassador Dailey served as the principal adviser to Secretary Rice and Secretary Clinton on international counter terrorism matters, and was responsible for taking a leading role in developing coordinated strategies to defeat terrorists abroad and in securing the cooperation of international partners to that end.
During his distinguished Army career General Dailey participated in numerous major military operations such as DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, JOINT GUARDIAN, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, progressively dealing with more complex and serious threats to national security and incorporating the Joint Inter-Agency and Inter-Governmental tools needed to mitigate and defeat those threats.
Ambassador Dailey was born into an Army family in Flandreau, South Dakota. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1971 and earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University in 1994. In 2008, The West Point Association of Graduates recognized him as a Distinguished Graduate and the youngest at that time. He is a 2010 U.S. Army Aviation Hall of Fame member. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame in 2014.
After over thirty-five domestic and international relocations, Ambassador Dailey and his family reside permanently in Placida, Florida.