Daniel Anton

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Military person

Dan Anton (born August 12, 1980) is a public speaker, author, entrepreneur and retired Major in the United States Army.[1] He was awarded the Order of Saint Maurice by the National Infantry Association.[2]


Anton began his military career for the United States Army, where he served for 10 years, holding a variety of command and staff positions and rising to the rank of Major.[3]


Daniel B. Anton received a commission as an Army second lieutenant. After attending basic training at Fort Benning, he was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division in Columbus, Georgia, as a platoon leader.[3]

Operation Iraqi Freedom III

Template:Main article 1LT Anton served his first tour as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader from January 2005 to January 2006 in Baqubah, Iraq. While on patrol during his first mission his convoy was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), which fatally killed his platoon sergeant, SFC David J. Salie., and severely wounded 2 others The experience set the tone for the entire deployment.[4][5]

He returned to Iraq as a captain in 2007, serving in the 1st Infantry Division under the Military Transition Team (MiTT) initiative. He served as operations advisor to a National Police Battalion in Baghdad. During one of his unit's combat patrols Anton severely injured his lower back resulting in 3 herniated discs and spent the next 2 years rehabilitating his back before medically retired.

2011- Present

In 2011 he founded "Anton Brothers Marketing" with his brother and business partner, Matt Anton.[6] Anton co-authored "The Rockstars of JVZoo" and created an SEO software. In 2016, he was seen in the House Hunters International on the HGTV network.[7][8]

Dates of rank

Rank Date
US-O4 insignia.svg Major July 26, 2012[9]
US-O3 insignia.svg Captain June 1, 2006
US-O2 insignia.svg First Lieutenant October 10, 2004
US-O1 insignia.svg Second Lieutenant April 10, 2003

Military decorations

Template:Ribbon devices Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster
Template:Ribbon devices Meritorious Service Medal
Template:Ribbon devices Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf clusters
Template:Ribbon devices Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Template:Ribbon devices National Defense Service Medal
Template:Ribbon devices Iraq Campaign Medal
Template:Ribbon devices Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Template:Ribbon devices Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Template:Ribbon devices Army Overseas Service Ribbon 2nd Award
Template:Ribbon devices Army Service Ribbon

Badges include: