Dan Cox provides clients with advisory and advocacy services to assist them in surmounting the barriers and managing the complexities of doing business with the federal government.
Dan Cox was a Senior Director of Legislative Affairs and Strategy at The Boeing Company. As Senior Director of Legislative Affairs for Boeing Government Operations, he developed and coordinated both annual and long-term congressional authorization strategies in support of the majority of Boeing defense programs, and led a team of lobbyists in executing those strategies through effective advocacy on Capitol Hill. Following that assignment he assumed the position of Senior Director of Strategy, leading an integrated process team responsible for the organization and direction of the company's advocacy efforts, including outreach to the Department of Defense, the Congress, non-governmental entities and the media, in support of Boeing's prime integrator role on the Army's Brigade Combat Team Modernization Program.
Prior to joining Boeing, Cox served for eleven years on the professional staff of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, doing so following nearly twenty-eight years of service in the U.S. Army. As a Professional Staff Member, he was the lead staffer on the Airland Subcommittee, with jurisdiction for oversight of tactical land and air forces. In that role he had primary responsibility for oversight of conventional weapons programs and policy, particularly those related to U.S. Army and Army National Guard modernization and force structure. He also served as an advisor to Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of the Committee, on Iraq policy issues.
A Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm (Persian Gulf War) veteran, armor officer and aviator, Cox served in a variety of combat arms command and staff positions in the Army. His last active duty assignment was as a military advisor to the Department of State. In that position he directed the Department of State effort to reorganize the management structure and procedures of the United Nations' Department of Peacekeeping Operations, while integrating the corresponding actions of the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Information Agency, and the National Security Council. He also taught political science and international relations as an assistant professor at the U.S. Military Academy.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Cox also earned Master's Degrees in Public Administration from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and in Business Administration from Long Island University. His other education includes the Army's airborne, ranger and rotary-wing aviator courses, the Army War College, and the Department of State's Senior Seminar.