MAJ Daniel F. Gwosch

MAJ Daniel F. Gwosch


  • Chair, Army Reserve Officer Training Corps
  • Professor of Military Science
  • MSIV Instructor


Major Daniel Gwosch assumed duties as the 36th Professor of Military Science and Department Chair for Army ROTC at Michigan Technological University in July 2020. A native of Greenfield, Massachusetts he was commissioned into the U.S. Army through the Clemson University Army ROTC in 2005 and has served as an Infantry Officer for the last fifteen years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Clemson University and Masters of Arts degree in Adult Cognitive Learning from Kansas State University.

He has served in a variety of Infantry Officer assignments during his career to include; Heavy Weapons Platoon Leader in 2nd Battalion 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division, Executive Officer for Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Company 75th Ranger Regiment, Company Commander for Alpha Company 1st Battalion 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division, Operational Advisor and Troop Commander for Team One Baker Squadron Asymmetric Warfare Group, Battalion Executive Officer for 3-41 Stryker Infantry Regiment 1st Armored Division, and most recently as a Company Commander in the 3rd Security Forces Assistance Brigade. His operational deployments include one tour to Iraq, four tours to Afghanistan and numerous short duration advising missions to South Korea, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines.

MAJ Gwosch is a graduate of the Officer Basic Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, Pathfinder School, Reconnaissance Surveillance Leaders Course, Maneuver Captains Career Course, Red Team Leader, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape level 3 and the Command and General Staff College.

He is married to Jessica and they share their home and adventures with two rescue dogs named Mangas and Tu. For hobbies, I continue to call the outdoors my second home. I am a New Englander, so the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of Vermont were where I developed my love for the natural environment. I am an avid backpacker with multiple long-distance backcountry expeditions. I enjoy ultramarathons when the time allows and have a passion for snowboarding, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, surfing, sailing, and a variety of other outdoor pursuits. Jessica and I have been married since 2009 and she is also a lover of the outdoors and associated athletic pursuits. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has a master’s degree in Community Counseling. Her work passion has been non-profits over the last couple of years where she has worked with veterans and other vulnerable populations. We are excited to immerse ourselves in all that Michigan Tech and the Keweenaw have to offer.

My goal is to promote the Arctic Warrior experience to potential Army ROTC Cadets every day. It cannot be overstated what an amazing technological education MTU provides to its students. With an emerging Cyber program, the University continues the tradition of educational innovation. In addition to the academics, the Keweenaw is an outdoor adventure paradise. There is a plethora of outdoor activities from Tech Trails, Mont Ripley to the water activities on the Portage within walking distance of campus. The Keweenaw and MTU are special experiences and when you combine that with leadership development for tomorrow’s leaders you create the Arctic Warrior journey. The technological industry, the US Army, and the Cadet will greatly benefit from participation in the Michigan Tech Army ROTC program.