Col. Daniel Artino

Colonel Dan Artino is a native of Stow, Ohio, and was commissioned into the Aviation branch following his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2002. He is rated in the TH-67 Creek, OH-58 A/C Kiowa, AH-64D Longbow Apache, and LUH-72 Lakota.  

Before his arrival at the Presidio of Monterey in June 2024, Artino’s operational assignments include serving as an Attack Platoon Leader in the 101st Airborne Division, a Company Commander in the 4th Infantry Division, a battalion and brigade Operations Officer in the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade in Germany, and as an Attack-Reconnaissance Battalion and Task Force Commander in the 1st Armored Division. He has completed four combat deployments in support of operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, Resolute Support, and Freedom’s Sentinel.  

Artino has also served as an Observer/Controller-Trainer, Joint Aviation Planner, and as the Chief of Plans at the Joint Multinational Training Center in Germany, a Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Senate, a Congressional Budget Liaison for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller, and as a Modernization Officer for the Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 Aviation Directorate. He is currently assigned as Chief of the J3 Global Sustainment Division and the Defense Courier Division and serves as the Commander of the US Army Element at the US Transportation Command headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  

Artino is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from West Point, and master’s degrees in legislative affairs from George Washington University and national security strategy from the National Defense University. His military schooling includes the Army’s Initial Entry Rotary Wing flight training, the high-risk Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape course, and the Air Cavalry Leader’s Course. 

Artino is a Master Army Aviator and has earned the Combat Action Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge. His awards are commensurate with his grade and time in service.  

Artino and his wife, Cathy, have been married for 19 years and currently reside at the Presidio of Monterey, California.