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Daryl R. Hancock Biography

Daryl R. Hancock

McKendree University, Executive Director for Online Programs, Kentucky Campuses & Center at Scott Air Force Base

Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)


Daryl R. HancockHancock holds graduate degrees from the Naval War College and Purdue University. He is a Senior Executive Fellow from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his undergraduate degree is from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where he is currently enrolled as a doctoral student. He and his wife Colleen have been married for over 30 years and have two adult children.

At McKendree University he oversees their online programs, Kentucky Campuses and Center at Scott Air Force Base. He is also responsible for program development in cyber and intelligence studies, logistics and transportation, related outreach and partnership opportunities, and the establishment of their active learning center and new 21st Century multipurpose learning space call The Hub, that combines cutting edge technology and collaboration tools into and active learning environment.McKendree

Hancock is a 30 year Navy veteran. Early in his career he served as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard a guided-missile destroyer with deployments to the Mediterranean, North and Red Seas. Following his tours as an NROTC instructor at Purdue University, and as officer-in-charge of a Navy Sail Training Ketch, and aboard USS Constitution during her first unassisted sailing in 116 year, he transfer into naval intelligence.

As an intelligence officer afloat, he served aboard USS Wasp, during Operation Restore Democracy (Haiti), and with the Flag Staff aboard USS George Washington, deploying to the Persian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea. He deployed afloat & ashore supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom with CTF-51 and Expeditionary Strike Group FIVE aboard USS Bonhomme Richard, where he directed intelligence operations during combat operations in Iraq, maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf, counter piracy operations off Somalia and tsunami relief operations in Indonesia. As Commander of the Navy Element at the Joint Analysis Center, Molesworth, England, he led the Navy team directing maritime intelligence support in Europe and providing Balkans wartime support to Operations Allied Force and Enduring Freedom. He then served as Director of the National Maritime Intelligence Watch at the Office of Naval Intelligence, before leading the Navy’s international intelligence engagement programs.

He was the first Director of Intelligence for Tenth Fleet and Fleet Cyber Command, responsible for identifying and defending against cyberspace threats to the Navy’s networks. And at U.S. Transportation Command, he was the Director of Intelligence and Commander of the intelligence enterprise center responsible for directing and executing all-source intelligence operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and support to all military transportation and mobility operations across the globe. His final Navy assignment was with NATO at the Northwood UK Headquarters of Allied Maritime Command, where he was the U.S. Senior National Representative, principal intelligence advisor to the Commander, and Team Leader for a NATO Advisory Team to the Tunisian military.

Hancock has received numerous personal awards and decorations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal (2), Legion of Merit (2), NATO Meritorious Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Military Volunteer Service Medal, as well as the Defense Intelligence Director’s Award and the Edwin T. Layton Award for leadership in the Intelligence Community.