Board of Advisors


Board of Advisors

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Dell Dailey’s esteemed reputation and extensive experience serving in the U.S. Military and U.S. Government allows him to provide exclusive insight and dependable advice to the Swiftships executive team as a member of the Board of Advisors. Swiftships’ primary objective is to provide the highest quality vessels to clients both overseas and in-country. LTG Dailey’s considerable professional background and insight strengthens the company’s current relationships in addition to creating future opportunities for Swiftships to expand its ever-growing focus.

LTG Dailey serves on numerous boards of both directors and advisors, to include serving as the chairman of a private ESOP company and acting as a director to several Special Security Agreement companies. As a National Association for Corporate Directors Governance Fellow, he has gained practical, formal experience as a qualified board director. He is currently a Senior Fellow in the United States Military Academy’s Combating Terror Center. Previously, he served as an advisor on the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Center for Ethics and Rule of Law board. LTG Dailey was recently selected as a Joint Special Operations University Distinguished Fellow. For the past three years, he has served as a mentor for the U.S. State Department’s National Security Executive Leadership Program.

Prior to his current efforts in the private sector, LTG Dailey served as the Coordinator for Counterterrorism for the Department of State, where he earned the title of Ambassador. He was responsible for coordinating and supporting the development and implementation of U.S. Government policies and programs aimed at countering terrorism overseas. As the principal advisor to former Secretaries of State Rice and Clinton on international counterterrorism matters, LTG Dailey took a leading role in developing coordinated strategies to defeat terrorists abroad and in securing the cooperation of international partners to that end.

LTG Dailey served over 36 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. He reached the rank of Lieutenant General as the Director of the Center for Special Operations (CSO), U.S. Special Operations Command, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. His duties involved participation in all recent major military operations. He is a Master Army Aviator with over 2400 hours flight time and 400 night vision goggle hours. Additionally, he is a Master Parachutist of 120 jumps, with airborne wings from Canada, Germany and Jordan.

During the latter phase of his military career and particularly in the CSO, LTG Dailey’s professional focus was not only on the military aspect of counterterrorism operations, but also on the need to deal with complex terrorist threats using all appropriate instruments of national power. Under his leadership, the CSO promoted interagency collaboration and built closer partnerships between military personnel and the members of other U.S. Government departments and agencies involved in global counterterrorism activities.

LTG Dailey received his Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1971. Subsequently, he earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University in 1994. In 2008, his peers and the Association of Graduates recognized LTG Dailey as the youngest Distinguished Graduate from the United States Military Academy. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010, and the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame in 2014. LTG Dailey was recently selected as the recipient of the Special Operations Low Intensity Conflict’s (ASD-SOLIC) ‘De Prosperro Award’ for a lifetime service in special operations.