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General Edward M. Daly joined The Roosevelt Group in June 2023 as Senior Advisor. He retired on May 1st, 2023, after 36 years of honorable service to our Nation. In his last assignment, General Daly served as the 20th Commanding General of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, beginning in July 2020. In this role, he led one of the Army’s largest commands with 190,000 Military and Department of the Army Civilians and Contractors, providing logistics, installation support, and sustainment/materiel readiness that impacted all 50 states and more than 150 countries.

From 2017-2020, General Daly served as the Deputy Commanding General of Army Materiel Command and Senior Commander of Redstone Arsenal, located in Huntsville, Alabama.

Prior to these assignments, General Daly also served as the Commanding General of Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, and as Army Materiel Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff, overseeing the roles and functions of the Headquarters Staff. General Daly was the 37th Chief of Ordnance and Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School. He also served as Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-4; Commander of the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Carson, Colorado, and deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff/Chief Plans Officer, G-4, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Rapid Deployable Corps based in Italy and deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM; and Commander of 702nd Main Support Battalion, Division Support Command, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth Army, Republic of Korea.

Earlier assignments as a company grade officer included various logistics and leadership roles with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas; United States Army Europe; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he deployed in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. He also served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.

General Daly was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps upon his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1987. He earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Gonzaga University and in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge. General Daly is married to the former Cathy Ikey, USMA Class of 1991 and former U.S. Army Captain. They have three children: Nicole, a graduate of Yale and a teacher in Chicago; Connor, a Graduate of Auburn University and Logistics Specialist; and Mitchell, a student and baseball player at the University of Texas.