Danny Chung, business manager and chief of staff for Military Affairs at Microsoft, manages the Military Affairs team, ensuring that Microsoft Military Affairs continues to execute on its mission and vision. Danny helps the team foster education programs and aids current and former service members in their search for new career paths in technology. Danny joins the Military Affairs team from Microsoft’s Issues Management Team, where he spent a year as a senior communications manager. Before coming to Microsoft, Danny provided strategic communications support for Ingram Micro, Southern California Edison and BRTRC Federal Solutions after retiring from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2010.
With 20 years of service as a public affairs officer in the Marine Corps, Danny was deployed to locations such as Kuwait, Iraq, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to manage media and community relations during combat operations, disaster relief, humanitarian efforts and more. Danny also served as the news director at the news bureaus at Quantico, Virginia, and Okinawa, Japan, publishing a weekly base newspaper while managing a team of combat correspondents and editors.
Danny has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Oregon State University and an MBA from Loyola University. He is also an adjunct professor in the communications department at Azusa Pacific University teaching public relations and business marketing courses. Danny is on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/chungds.