An award-winning author and former senior US government executive, Dave Danelo brings over 25 years of public and private sector experience to the KSA Integration Team. A 1998 US Naval Academy graduate, Danelo served as a US Marine Corps infantry officer for seven years, directed policy and planning for US Customs and Border Protection, and wrote and researched for several think tanks.


As KSA Integration’s Director of Research, Danelo’s contributions include multiple strategic communications, strategic studies, quality control project management and operational analysis efforts. His books BLOOD STRIPES, THE BORDER, THE RETURN, and THE FIELD RESEARCHER’S HANDBOOK have been assigned as required reading in professional circles. Danelo speaks Spanish, travels often and calls Far West Texas home.