Major Daniel J. O’Connor, US Army is a Foreign Area Officer (48D). He previously served as deputy chief, Office of Military Cooperation at US Embassy Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He holds a B.A. in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies from the University of Connecticut a M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary and a M.A. in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies from Georgetown. He has served mostly in the Pacific region and has deployed in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.