Daniel W. Christman
Lt. General Daniel W. Christman is senior vice president for international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Christman is responsible for representing the Chamber before foreign business leaders and government officials and for providing strategic leadership on international issues affecting the business community. He oversees a team of dozens of policy analysts and program coordinators who are devoted to fostering free trade throughout the world.
Christman, a career military officer who retired from active duty in 2001, served for five years as the Superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also served for two years as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during which time he traveled with and advised Secretary of State Warren Christopher. Christman has written and lectured.
He also served as a military analyst for CNN International during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During the Gulf War in 1991, he headed a strategic planning group that advised the Armyís chief of staff on war prosecution policies.
Graduating first in his class from West Point, Christman also received masterís degrees in public affairs and civil engineering from Princeton University and graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School. Dan Christman and his wife live in Alexandria, Virginia and they have two daughters.