Colonel Daniel Stone
Col Daniel W. Stone currently serves as the Deputy Director, NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey. He earned his commission in 1995 and has served in a variety of operations and staff positions throughout his career. Col Stone began his career as a computer communications officer, where he was responsible for Air Mobility Command and Control systems, daily operations of 5AF network systems, and supported Air Operations Center training and testing. As a KC-135 pilot, Col Stone flew numerous operational missions and served as Flight Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, and Operations Officer in numerous squadrons both in garrison and deployed. Col Stone was assigned as a foreign military advisor in the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Afghanistan-Pakistan (AFPAK) Hands program and led COMISAF’s Advisory and Assistance Team as Deputy Director for a seven nation multi-national organization, in five geographically separated locations, tasked with observing and reporting on international efforts to partner with, develop, and sustain the Afghan security transition. Additionally, Col Stone managed all aspects of the Air Force AFPAK Hand program to include personnel training, Headquarters Air Force policy development, and strategy and concept development. Col Stone previously served as the Deputy Commander of Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), Kabul, Afghanistan. As Deputy Commander, he served as the lead integrator of the Force Protection Group, Air Operations Group, and Base Support Group functions to defend, operate, and support HKIA and the NATO compound located on North HKIA. Additionally, he oversaw the training, advising, and assisting of Afghan personnel in airfield operations and force protection duties at HKIA.