A New York Times and international bestselling author, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Dan Hampton is one of the most decorated fighter pilots since the Vietnam War. Awarded 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 was an exchange officer in the Egyptian Air Force. A graduate of the elite USAF Fighter Weapons School, USN Top Gun School (TOGS) and USAF Special Operations School, Hampton has lived abroad in Europe and the Middle East. He studied history in residence at Oxford University, holds a master's of arts degree from Dartmouth, a master's of science degree in aeronautics and a bachelor's degree of architecture.
Since the New York Times bestselling "Viper Pilot," Hampton has published "The Mercenary," "Lords of the Sky," "The Hunter Killers," "The Flight" and "Chasing the Demon." His latest book, "Operation Vengeance," releases through Harper Collins in March 2020. Hampton's books have been translated into a dozen languages and he has written for Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Post, USA Today, Parade and Newsday. He has also been featured on the History Channel/A&E documentary, "Finding Amelia," and Discovery's "The Alaska Triangle," as well as the BBC, CSPAN and Breitling’s Anthem. Former CEO of MVI International, a private military company, Colonel Hampton is a frequent guest discussing foreign affairs and geopolitics on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, Newsmax, Sirius XM, IHeart Radio and NPR.