CPT Danielle Alex Horton is an army military intelligence captain with eight years of active duty service within the Joint Special Operations Command. She has led the unit's Cultural Support Team program and deployed on seven combat cycles with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Horton played an integral role in the integration of women within the Special Operations community and assisted in the training development of female soldiers into the male-centric Special Operations teams, for which she is featured in the book Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield.
CPT Horton, an assistant professor of military science in the department military science and leadership at CMC, attended Airborne School, SERE C (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training which Green Beret Special Forces attend), and HALO School (Military Freefall). She has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge for her ground combat time in Afghanistan. She graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University in 2010.
CPT Horton is the featured speaker for the 2018 Veterans' Day commemoration at CMC.