DanMcCune.jpgDaniel M. McCune is currently the Associate Vice President for safety for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He serves on several national Safety advisory committees. Mr. McCune retired from the United States Army after serving 27 years. Mr. McCune's last flying position in the Army was a Citation Jet Captain at Dobbins Air Force Base. He has flown over 6500 accident free hours. He has flown a multitude of aircraft a few are: CE-560, King Air, Queen Air, C-182, UH-1 Helicopter. Mr. McCune was the senior System Safety Engineer/Safety Director for many aviation organizations. He was instrumental in designing the Army's Crew Coordination Program. He was stationed all over the world. Mr. McCune spent three tours in Korea, four years in Japan, three years in Germany. At every location, his one major goal has always been accident prevention through Safety Culture enhancement.
Mr. McCune has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from New York University and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Chapman University. Mr. McCune's ratings include U.S Army Command Pilot; ATP Commercial Pilot (Single/Multi-engine, Instrument); and CRM instructor pilot. Mr. McCune is a Registered Safety Officer, from the International Board of System Safety. A registered Air Safety Investigator through the International Society of Air Safety Investigators. He is also a registered Safety Director from the World Safety Organization. His community involvement with the Red Cross and local safety Councils affords him the opportunity to spread the safety message to many organizations. Mr. McCune teaches several safety courses for various organizations. Mr. McCune is married and has two children.
His passion is in preventing accidents, and he has developed many tools to enhance the Safety Culture of every organization he has been a part of. He has authored a chapter in the latest book on Safety Management System (Implementing a Safety Management System). Chapter 5 is his chapter title “Safety Culture in your Safety Management System”. Various memberships include; past Committee Chair for the University Aviation Association, System Safety Society, International Society of Air Safety Investigators, National Business Aircraft Association member, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, World Safety Organization, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, member Local Emergency Planning Commission, member Local Community Safety Council Mr. McCune is a graduate of the U.S Army Safety Officer Course, The U.S Army accident investigation course, The Transportation Safety Institute's Aircraft Accident investigation School, The FAA Human Factor Course, over 15 different OSHA courses including the OSHA inspector Course (50 hr), Aircraft Fire Investigator Course. Mr. McCune newest qualification is Graduating from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) accident investigation course. Mr. McCune has been directly involved in Aviation and Occupational safety for over 27 years.