March 16, 2023

Zaluzhnyi’s special advisor Dan Rice believes China not to join Russia’s aggression

Daniel Rice, a special advisor to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Valeriy Zaluzhnyi of Ukraine, believes that China will not supply Russia with weapons because Bejing has seen every mistake made by Vladimir Putin.

The official spoke with journalists on the occasion of his appointment as President of the American University of Kyiv, answering the questions of an Ukrinform correspondent.


Small Wars Journal

Dan [Rice] is the President American University Kyiv and Co-President Thayer Leadership and a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He served his commitment as an Airborne-Ranger qualified Field Artillery officer. In 2004, he voluntarily re-commissioned in the Infantry to serve in Iraq for 13 months. He has been awarded the Purple Heart, Ranger Tab, Airborne Badge and cited for ‘courage on the field of battle” by his Brigade Commander.


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June 26, 2022

Thayer Leadership Announces Dan Rice, President, Was Recently Named as Special Advisor to Ukrainian Armed Forces

WEST POINT, N.Y. -Thayer Leadership at West Point announces Dan Rice, President of Thayer, was recently named Special Advisor to General Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. This was first announced by Ukrinform, the national news agency of Ukraine, on May 19, 2022, in an exclusive interview with Dan Rice.

Upon the personal invitation of General Zaluzhnyy, Rice visited the cities of Lviv and Kyiv, Ukraine in May 2022 to directly learn about the leadership and leader development transformation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces since 2014 to present. Ever since Russia invaded and occupied the Crimea and Donbas regions in 2014, Ukraine has been on a wartime footing – both civilians and military. The US government has provided support through financial aid and sending U.S. Army Green Berets to train over 26,000 Ukrainian Armed Forces soldiers….