Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Daniel L. Krause assumed his current post as command senior enlisted advisor at Defense Information Systems Agency and Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network on June 30, 2022.
A native of Windsor, Colorado, he attended recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California in June 1994. He then started his career as an 3521/3259, organizational motor transport mechanic, serving in Iwakuni, Japan; Camp Pendleton, California; and Okinawa, Japan. He also served as a drill instructor, senior drill instructor, chief drill instructor, and battalion drill master, at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California.
Since 2007, Krause served as a command senior enlisted advisor/leader in Company A, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-West; company first sergeant, 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment; company first sergeant, Alpha Company, Wounded Warrior Battalion-West; company first sergeant, Headquarters and Service Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division; battalion sergeant major, 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment; battalion sergeant major, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion; sergeant major of The Basic School, Quantico, Virginia; sergeant major, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command, sergeant major of the 2nd Marine Division.
Krause deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one gold star; Bronze Star with Combat "V" Device and two gold stars; Purple Heart; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars; Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; and the Combat Action Ribbon.
About DISA’s Senior Enlisted Advisor
The DISA senior enlisted advisor serves as the principal military advisor to the director and staff, providing a senior enlisted perspective in a global organization and combat support agency of more than 19,000 joint military, civilian and contractor personnel around the world.
This position directly supports the president, secretary of defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, combatant commanders, Department of Defense and service components agencies, along with multiple mission partners and coalitions across the full spectrum of operations in joint strategic and operational support of more than 200,000 warfighters in 150 countries.