Dan Coberly brings to NESA more than 50 years of experience in international Scouting and in military/government public affairs. A journalist, editor, and author, he is the former CEO of C-Communications, a disabled-veteran-owned firm.
An Eagle Scout, Class of 1970, Dan has served on BSA National Committees for nearly 40 years, notably as Director of Jamboree Today and Jamboree Journal daily newspapers, Jamboree Leader’s Update, Merit Badge Counselor’s Compass, and WBSA Radio. He also served as an advisor to NOAC and National Scout Reach/American Indian publications and a BSA National Partner liaison for the US Army, US Environmental Protection Agency, and Indian Tribal Affairs. A former Lodge Chief, Lodge Advisor, and NESA Chairman, he has lived and worked around the world, serving on World Area and Region Committees and Executive Boards in four councils and/or as an International Ambassador, International Representative, and National Representative in six others within four former regions.
A Distinguished Eagle Scout, he is a Silver Buffalo, Antelope, and Beaver Award recipient. His other recognitions include the Hornaday Gold Medal, NESA’s Distinguished Service Award, NESA Silver Wreath, and the Order of the Arrow Centurion medal.
Dan is a Baden Powell Fellow, James West Fellow, NESA Legacy member, Friend of Gilwell, Life member of NESA and Life Member of the Kandersteg International Scout Center in Switzerland. Dan was inducted into the U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame as a retired military and federal officer.