Major (US) Daniel C. Love, Marine Corps

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Major (US) Daniel C. Love, Marine Corps

Military Professor
Transnational Security Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • National Security Studies of Europe and Eurasia
  • Ukraine
  • Security of the Asia Pacific
  • International Relations
  • Strategic Military Competition

Academic Degrees

  • Master of Arts with Distinction, Security Studies Europe and Eursia, Naval Postgraduate School
  • Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs and Security of the Asia Pacific, University of California San Diego
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, University of  Mary Washington

Major Danny Love joined the Marshall Center in June 2023 and is a Military Professor in the College of International and Security Studies. Serving as a Professor of International Security Studies, Major Love is the Deputy Course Director for the Program on Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) and the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS).

Major Love has served over 15 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Logistics Officer, a Foreign Security Forces Advisor to the Afghan National Army, a Eurasia Foreign Area Officer with Ukrainian language coding, and a Northeast Asia Regional Affairs Officer. His duty assignments have included overseas stationing in Okinawa, Japan and Kyiv, Ukraine as well as a 12-month combat deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 

Major Love’s billets have included Landing Support Platoon Commander with Combat Logistics Battalion 31; 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, Japan; Foreign Security Forces Advisor with Regimental Combat Team 5 in Afghanistan; Assistant Logistics Officer and Motor Transport & Maintenance Officer with 5th Marine Regiment in Camp Pendleton, California; Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego Series & Company Commander and Recruit Training Regiment Assistant Operations Officer in San Diego, California; and Marine Aircraft Group 11 Logistics Officer in Miramar, California.

Major Love holds the following occupational specialties in the United States Marine Corps: Eurasia Foreign Area Officer (8242), Ukrainian Language (2794), Northeast Asia Regional Affairs Officer (8223), Foreign Security Forces Advisor in combat operations (0571), Expeditionary Logistics Instructor (0477), and Logistics Officer (0402). His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards) and the Humanitarian Service Medal. He is a graduate of Marine Corps University’s Expeditionary Warfare School and Command & Staff College with Distinction (Distance Education Programs), Tactical Logistics Operations Course, Advanced Expeditionary Logistics Operations Course, Joint Maritime Pre-Positioning Staff Planning Course, Defense Language Institute’s Joint Foreign Area Officer Courses I & II (EUCOM), and the Tactical Training and Exercise Group’s Marine Advisor Course.