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Ms. Denise F. Dailey, PMP




Denise Dailey is a seasoned professional with seven years experience as the Executive Director (ED) and Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of multiple high visibility Advisory Committees. Her work as an Executive Director with Federal Advisory Committees began in 2002 when she was assigned to reestablish a 15 month dormant Defense Advisory Committee and where she continued as its DFO for seven years.

In addition to these duties, in 2007, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD (P&R)) selected her to be the DFO for Presidential Executive Order 13426, The Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors, commonly referred to as the Dole/Shalala Commission. Throughout her seven years as an Executive Director, Ms. Dailey performed additional duties establishing Task Forces and Advisory Committees within the USD P&R. She delivered quick start work in 2003 for USD (P&R) by establishing the initial charter, budget, and personnel support for the Tilly Fowler Commission on Sexual Assault at the Air Force Academy. She established and launched the DoD internal Task Force on Sexual Assault Response and Prevention in 2004 to address sexual assaults in Iraq. In 2008 in addition to its annual report, her Advisory Committee also delivered to the Secretary of Defense a report on the delivery of services to the families of wounded warriors.

Upon retirement in 2009, Ms. Dailey went to work as a contractor Policy Analyst for the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy. It was in the course of this work she was identified to establish and be the Executive Director to the Recovering Warrior Task Force. Ms. Dailey served for 30 years in the United States Army, enjoying roles as a Tactical Communications Officer in her early career and as a Human Resources Officer in the later part of her career.