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MAJ Dan Ciccarelli

Instructor/Deputy Director IT
US Army
Army Branch:
Field Artillery

Contact Information:
Office Hours: Mon/Fri 0630-1730 (845) 938-3248
Office Location: B326, Arvin CPDC
Phone: 3248

MAJ Ciccarelli graduated from USMA in 2003 with a B.S. in Spanish and commissioned into the Field Artillery.  He served on two combat deployments in Iraq as a platoon leader and Battalion Fires and Effects Coordinator.  He attended the Defense Language Institute for Portuguese in 2008 and later served two years as a Recruiting Company Commander in Ft Smith, Arkansas. There he directed the recruiting and retention of over 1000 Future Soldiers.  While a Commander, he had the highest Future Soldier retention rate in the Battalion for two straight years.  Later, he attended Indiana University from May 2011 - May 2012 and received a MS in Kinesiology and Applied Sports Science with a 3.60GPA.  He is Combatives Level I and II certified.  He is a boxing instructor.    

Currently, he is a Boxing instructor and Combatives Level I and II instructor.  In addition to his teaching duties, he is an Officer Representative for the Wrestling team focusing on Compliance and Development of the West Point Wrestling Club.  He is the Officer in Charge of the Combatives Team and in 2014 the team placed 3rd at the World Team Trials and had 4 cadets qualify for the World Team with two cadets participating in the Pankration World Championships in Kecskemet Hungary.  MAJ Ciccarelli is also actively involved in Cadet Student Development with his participation in Honor and Respect mentorship programs of several Cadets.  Earlier this year, as the head of the Company Athletic Wrestling program he transformed the wrestling Company Athletic (Intramural) program from collegiate wrestling to Freestyle Wrestling.  There he was responsible for managing the Cadet Coaches as well as training and developing the Officials for the program.   

In Addition to teaching in the Department of Physical Education, MAJ Ciccarelli serves as an instructor of "MX400: Officership" to First Class (Senior) Cadets.  This is a Capstone course in their military development process and involves discussion about Mission Command doctrine, leadership and management.

He is currently an investigator for two Fullbright sponsored studies in mental imagery and motor learning in collaboration with Laurentian University with a completion anticipated April, 2015.