Senator Dan Sullivan has represented Alaska since January 6, 2015, serving on the Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs Committees. He is also currently an infantry officer and Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves adding to his distinguished record of military and national security service.
Over the past 21 years, Senator Sullivan has served in a variety of command and staff billets on active duty and in the reserves. In July 2013, Sullivan was recalled to active duty to serve with a Joint Task Force in Afghanistan focusing on dismantling terrorist networks and criminalizing the Taliban insurgency. In 2004, Sullivan was recalled to active duty for a year and a half to serve as a staff officer to the Commander of U.S. Central Command.
Senator Sullivan also served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy, and Business under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In this role he focused on fighting terrorist financing, and implementing policies relating to international energy, economic, trade, finance, transportation, telecommunications, and Arctic issues. Sullivan also served as a Director in the International Economics Directorate of the National Security Council staff at the White House.