Captain (Ret) Dan Moran, USMC


Captain (Ret) Dan Moran, USMC

Advisory Board Hero Co-Chair, 2009 Helping a Hero Home Recipient

Captain Dan Moran is the founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of Moran Enterprises, Inc.   After five and a half years of service as an infantry officer, Moran medically retired from the United States Marine Corps as a Captain.

A proud “Aggie,” Moran earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. Moran completed a Graduate Certificate in Finance from Tulane University and participated in the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School.  Captain Moran also holds an Executive MBA from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.

Moran is a decorated combat veteran who served in the Global War on Terror. He is a recipient of the Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy Achievement Medal with Valor, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

He served his initial tour of duty in Fallujah, Iraq. After the initial deployment, Dan was assigned to lead a Mobile Assault Platoon in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, Weapons Company. Dan deployed for a second tour of duty to Ramadi, Iraq in September, 2006. Dan was wounded during a patrol on October 9, 2006 north of the city of Ramadi. Twelve days later during a night patrol on October 21, 2006 in downtown Ramadi, Dan’s vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device, killing three of his Marines and severely injuring him and his vehicle commander. Dan sustained 3rd degree burns to 50% of his body, incurred multiple fractures in his back, suffered an inhalation injury, a concussion and loss of his spleen. He was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas where he recovered for almost 3 years. He moved to Houston in August 2009, where he lives with his wife, Teal, and their two children, Trey and Macy. Dan was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, which was presented to him by former President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates during half time of the Texas A&M vs. University of Kansas football game in College Station on October 27, 2007. Dan also is a recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal with Valor, the Purple Heart, and the Combat Action Ribbon.

In December 2010, he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to serve on the 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee and was then appointed to serve as a state commissioner on the Texas Veterans Commission and continues to serve in that capacity. 

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