DRI Foundation Awards First International Veterans Scholarship

Congratulations to Stephen Daniels, the first international recipient of the DRI Foundation’s Veterans Outreach Program scholarship for veterans of the armed services. 

The VOP’s focus is to establish an industry-first “giving-back” scholarship program to active duty or recently separated military veterans. The scholarship includes, at no cost to qualified candidates, admission to DRI International’s Business Continuity course (BCLE 2000), all course materials, qualifying examination, and all applicable certification application fees. These certifications are the standards of excellence in business continuity management and helps recipients to stand out as a job candidate in this competitive field. Certifications acknowledge an individual’s effort to achieve a professional level of competency in the industry.

 “I was in the British Army for 14 years, [having] enlisted on the 17th July 2003,” Daniels says, illustrating his background. “I joined initially as a Tank Crewman in the old cavalry regiment The Kings Royal Hussars (whose roots can be traced as far as the charge of the Light Brigade), a member of the Royal Armoured Corps. I completed 2 Operational Tours of Iraq and a further 1 of Afghanistan.”

Daniels spent 18 months in Sierra Leone, West Africa working with a multinational Military Advisory and Training team. He completed training as a Main Battle Tank commander in the summer of 2012 and was then given command of a Command of the Challenger 2 main battle tank. He completed three seasons in command then moved on to a posting as a training manager for a Reserves unit at the rank of Acting Sergeant, before serving his notice and moving into civilian life working at CDK Global as a Resilience Analyst.

Congratulations once again and good luck to Sgt. Daniels!