Major Dan Lakhani is a native of Chicago, IL., and was raised across the eastern United States to include Cary, NC and Detroit, MI. He joined the NROTC program at Marquette University in August 2002 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in August 2006, having completed his undergraduate education in Marketing.
Following The Basic School and the Infantry Officer Course, he was assigned to 2d Battalion, 3rd Marines in July 2007. During this tour, Major Lakhani served as Rifle Platoon Commander, Company E, Company Executive Officer, Weapons Company, and Commander, Company F, participating in two deployments: Iraq 2008 and Afghanistan 2009. In April 2010, Major Lakhani was assigned to Recruiting Station Baltimore where he served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer. Major Lakhani was selected to attend Expeditionary Warfare School in 2013 and graduated in 2014.
In May 2014, Major Lakhani was assigned to 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and served as Commander, Company F, and deployed as the Crisis Response Alert Force Company Commander in support of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Africa 15.1. Major Lakhani also served as Commander, Weapons Company, Operations Officer, and Executive Officer. In June 2016, Major Lakhani was assigned to 2d Battalion, 24th Marines where he currently serves as the Weapons Company Inspector - Instructor.
Major Lakhani’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2nd award).