You know that guy on the beer commericals that claims "he is the most interesting man in the world?" Yeah, that cat's hero is Dan Brokos.
Daniel (Dan) J. Brokos, is currently a United States Army Special Forces Sergeant Major (SGM), after spending over 25 years in loyal service to his country, he is scheduled for retirement on 30 September 2017,
Dan Brokos was born and raised in Erie, Pa. He graduated from Erie Cathedral Prep where he lettered in two varsity sports, Football and Boxing. He grew up along the Lake near his home, fishing, hunting and shooting. Dan is still an avid outdoorsman. He has three siblings, one older brother and two younger brothers. Each of them served their country in the military and his oldest brother continues a career with the FBI. Dan is the father of two sons, Nolan and Gavin Brokos. Nolan is currently in the U.S. Army Basic Training program at Fort Benning Georgia, with aspirations to serve in the Army’s most elite Light Infantry force, the 75th Ranger Regiment. His youngest son Gavin is a sophomore in High school.
Dan entered the U.S. Army, July 12, 1991, and graduated as an Infantryman in November 1991. Over the course of his career, Mr. Brokos sought only the toughest of positions, serving as an Infantry Rifleman and Squad Leader in the world famous 82nd Airborne Division and 2nd Infantry Division (Korea). Dan Brokos attended Special Forces Assessment and Selection and subsequently he entered the Special Forces qualification course in 1996. Upon graduation, Dan moved to Fort Carson Colorado on assignment to the 10th Special Forces Group as a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant. While serving as a Weapons Sergeant he deployed to Bosnia and Kosovo several times in support of Operation Joint Guardian.
This began an exceptional career in Special Operations for Dan. He assessed as an above average Green Beret and served in the European Command (EUCOM) Crisis Response Force (CRF), Stuttgart Germany for 9 years as a Cell leader, Team Sergeant, Troop SGM and Company SGM. During his tenure of service while assigned to a Direct Action (DA) Troop and Company, Dan deployed on multiple occasions to Bosnia in support of Operations to capture High Value Targets (HVTs) as well as DA deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.
Harnessing the valuable skills acquired over years of competent and loyal service, Dan’s abilities led to his persistent re-assignment, where he instructed, and led fellow Green Berets at the Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Analysis Exploitation Techniques Course (SFARTAETC) at Fort Bragg North Carolina. Dan served as the senior Instructor for this rigorous program. His performance led to his selection and return to Fort Bragg as the Company SGM for Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne). The Company, also known as Range 37, is the Army Special Forces 135-acre training complex that teaches Special Forces Sniper Course (SFSC) and SFARTAETC (Advanced marksmanship, breaching and CQC). He was responsible for the overall Program of Instruction (POI) for both courses, DA and Sniper Operations.
As Daniel J. Brokos ends his exceptional performance on active duty, he established his willingness and commitment to his nation in the private sector. Dan is the CEO of Lead Faucet Tactical a training and specialized Tactical Equipment Company, which focuses on providing world class training to approved military forces and Law Enforcement Agencies. Dan has recently conducted consulting as a freelance writer for RECOIL line of magazine. He currently sits on the board of advisors for the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (NLEFIA).
We look forward to seeing Dan contribute in the growing of our Ambassador program! Welcome XGO Dan Brokos!!!