Chief Warrant Officer Five Daniel B. Chapman
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Daniel B. Chapman serves as the Command Chief Warrant Officer (CCWO) of Maryland. He is the Senior Warrant Officer Advisor for the State, responsible to the Army Commander for a variety of matters, primarily pertaining to the analysis and enforcement of established policies and standards affecting all the Warrant Officers assigned to the Maryland Army National Guard.
He was born in Baltimore, graduated from Perry Hall High School and enlisted in the MDARNG, 110th Field Artillery at Pikesville Armory in 1982, as a Forward Observer 13F. He was selected for Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) and Initial Entry Rotary Wing School (IERW) at Fort Rucker Alabama in 1983. He graduated WOCS and IERW as an Aero Scout Pilot flying the OH-58 A/C and was appointed a Warrant Officer One in 1984.
His first assignment in was as an Aero Scout Pilot to D Company 1-150th AVN, at the Bel Air Armory, flying OH-6A out of Weide Army Airfield at Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Grounds. He was transferred to the 1-224th Attack Helicopter Battalion flying the OH-58 A/C and transitioned to the AH-1F during this assignment. He also served with the 1-158th Cav Squadron flying the AH-1F. He was attached to the counter drug program as the unit Aviation Safety Officer flying Reconnaissance and Interdiction Detachment (RAID) missions in the OH-58 A+, with a follow on transfer to the 104th Medevac Company as the unit Aviation Safety Officer, flying UH-60A. He was assigned next to the 3-126th General Support Aviation Battalion as the unit Standardization Instructor Pilot. His first deployment was to Tal Afar, Iraq in 2004, with the 1159th Medical Company, Air Ambulance, utilized as a Medevac Team Leader. Followed by a deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2012, with C Company 1-169th Aviation Regiment, serving as the Medevac Company Standardization Instructor Pilot. He also deployed to Jordan in 2016, serving in the Combined Joint Operation Center – Jordan, as the J32 Aviation, Air Operations Officer and the Senior Safety Officer for Jordan.
He completed the OH-6A and UH-60 A/L Instructor Pilot courses, Aviation Safety Officer Course, Instrument Flight Examiner course, CH-47 and C-12 qualification courses, High Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site Power Management and Mountain Qualification course, Aviation Master Gunner course, and is a qualified Army National Guard Helicopter Accident Investigator.
He is a graduate of the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course, Essex Community College and Grantham University with summa cum laude honors.
His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (1st oak leaf cluster); Air Medal (2nd Award); Army Commendation Medal (1st oak leaf cluster); Army Achievement Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with campaign star); Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Aviator Master Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Maryland Meritorious Service Medal and many others.