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Lt Col.  Stephen  McDaniel
AFJROTC Instructor / SASI
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Lt Colonel McDaniel was born in Fort Lauderdale and raised in South and North Central Florida. He spent his teenage years in Richland County, South Carolina graduating from Irmo High School in June 1985 with a College Preparatory Diploma and an AFJROTC Certificate of Completion. Lt Colonel McDaniel received a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (With Honor) from Auburn University in June 1989 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on the same day from AFROTC Detachment 005. Lt Colonel McDaniel received a Master's of Science in International Relations from Troy [State] University in June 1997. Upon returning from 6.5 years overseas with the USAF in Germany and England, he completed 50 semester hours at the doctoral level in History with SUNY Albany (no degree). Lt Colonel McDaniel served for 23 years in the Regular Air Force and full-time in the New York Air National Guard (assigned to U.S. Air Forces in Europe). Lt Colonel McDaniel has been at Hardee Senior High School (FL-20055) since July 2015 and has been an AFJROTC Instructor since January 2013.