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Lieutenant Commander Daly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 18th, 1958. He attended West Catholic High School for Boys and graduated in 1976. In the summer of 1976 he represented the United States in the Junior World Rowing Championships in Villach, Austria. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in April 1983 and completed his Bachelor’s Degree through Southern Illinois University in 1987 while on active duty and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School (OCS) on 1 October 1989.

After graduating from Basic Training, San Diego, California, Jake he completed Radioman “A” and “C” schools in San Diego and was selected by the Navy to train for the 1984 Olympic Rowing Trials. Upon return to San Diego he reported to the USS ENGLAND (CG-22). He was subsequently “hand-picked” as the only Second Class Petty Officer (E-5) to serve as a Company Commander at the Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) Program, a U.S. Naval Academy and Naval ROTC “prep-school”. In June 1989, while assigned to the BOOST Program he was selected for officer training through Officer Candidate School (OCS).

Following commissioning as an Ensign he reported to the USS SOUTH CAROLINA (CGN-37) and was subsequently ordered to the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Virginia. Upon designation as a Naval Intelligence Officer he was “hand-picked” to be the Aviation Intelligence Officer at FIGHTER SQUADRON FOURTEEN (VF-14) at Naval Air Station, Oceana, Virginia from November 1991 to June 1994. In July 1994 Lieutenant Daly was selected as the Fighter Wing One (Atlantic), “Aviation Intelligence Officer of the Year” for accomplishments while assigned to Operation Provide Comfort, Incirlik, Turkey; Operation Southern Watch, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and operations in the Adriatic. In August, 1994 he reported to the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) as a Maritime Watch Analyst. In January 1995, he was selected to be the senior Maritime Watch Analyst. In February 1995 ONI’s Maritime Analysis Department was awarded the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), Meritorious Unit Citation for Civil Maritime Operations.

Jdb3In May 1995, LT Daly was personally selected by the Director of Naval Intelligence to serve on the Intelligence Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. In March 1996, he was again “hand-picked” by the Director of Naval Intelligence to establish the first U.S. Navy, Foreign Intelligence Liaison Office (FILO) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In October 1996, Lieutenant Daly reported to and was personally selected by the Commander, Maritime Forces Pacific (COMMARPAC), Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada to be the Canadian Joint Intelligence Center – Operations Officer. He is currently assigned as the Assistant Intelligence Officer on the Staff of Commander, Amphibious Group Three in San Diego.

On April 4, 1997, Lieutenant Daly was permanently wounded in the line of duty during the commission of a hostile act, committed by a known Russian spy ship, the Kapitan Man, in the Straits of Juan de Fuca, five nautical miles off the coast of Washington State.

LCDR Daly was promoted to his current rank after review of an adverse Fitness Report, from the Office of Naval Intelligence, was determined to be issued as a reprisal action for speaking out about the cover-up of the laser incident.

Lieutenant Commander Daly received an A. A. from Regents University (1986, Management) and a B. S. from Southern Illinois University (1987, Vocational Education).

Lieutenant Commander Daly’s awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, NATO Medal and numerous campaign, unit and service medals.