Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo currently serves as the Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in justice studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University in 1984.
He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps after completing Officer Candidate School in 1985. A career infantry officer, Yoo has commanded at the platoon, company, battalion and regimental levels. Additionally, he has served in expeditionary, reconnaissance, Inspector-Instructor, special operations, and advisory units throughout his career.
His professional military education includes the U.S. Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer’s Course, Amphibious Warfare School, the Naval Command and Staff College, and a National Security Affairs fellowship at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University. Yoo also has served as a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.
His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Gold Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Joint Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon. He is a Marine Combatant Diver, a Military Freefall Parachutist, and a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School.