The New York Times and international best-selling author, Retired US Air Force Colonel Dan Hampton is one of the most decorated fighter pilots since the Vietnam War. The recipient of a Purple Heart and four Distinguished Flying Crosses with Valor, throughout his 20-year career he flew 151 combat missions in the Middle East during both Gulf Wars and Kosovo. A graduate of the elite USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN Top Gun School, and USAF Special Operations School, Dan has lived abroad in Germany, Spain, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and was an exchange officer in the Egyptian Air Force. His writing has been translated into a dozen languages and published in Time Magazine, The New York Times, New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Parade and Newsday.
Dan Hampton consults for the U.S. and allied governments on counterterrorism and is the former CEO of MVI International, a private military company. A distinguished graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in architecture, he has attended Oxford University, holds a master of science in aeronautics and is currently a master of arts to Ph.D. candidate at Dartmouth.
His six books, all published through Harper Colins/William Morrow, are best-sellers and most recently include: "The Hunter Killers," "The Flight" and "Chasing the Demon."