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MSG Daniel Rabidou

Senior Military Science Instructor

On Faculty since 2017
Olivet Nazarene University, 615 South Main Street, Room 11A, Bourbonnais IL, 60914


MSG Daniel Rabidou enlisted into the United States Army in 2003 and attended Infantry Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning Georgia. Over his 15-year career in the military, he has served in various light and Airborne Infantry units including the 82nd Airborne Division, 6thRanger Training Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, 4th Ranger Training Battalion, and the 25th Infantry Division. He currently serves as the Senior Military Science Instructor at Wheaton College.

He is married to Lisa Rabidou and they have two young children Ellie and Jaxon.

Awards include

  • the Purple Heart
  • Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC
  • Army Commendation Medal with Valor 
  • Army Commendation Medal with 3 OLC
  • Army Achievement Medal with 7 OLC
  • Army Good Conduct Medal with 4 loops
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars
  • Iraq Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars
  • Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals
  • Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 3
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Medal with numeral 2
  • NATO ISAF Medal
  • Combat Infantryman Badge
  • Expert Infantryman Badge
  • Pathfinder Badge
  • Senior Parachutist Badge
  • Australian Parachutist Badge
  • Air Assault Badge
  • Basic Army Instructor Badge and Ranger Tab      
  • Associates of Arts in General Studies from American Military University, Charles Town, WV
  • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • Master Educator Course
  • Cadre Faculty Development Course
  • Army Basic Instructor Course
  • Senior Tactics Certification Course
  • Observer Coach Trainer Course
  • Company Commander and First Sergeant Pre Command Course
  • Senior Leaders Course
  • Advanced Leaders Course
  • Warrior Leaders Course
  • Airborne Course
  • Jumpmaster Course
  • Pathfinder Course
  • Air Assault Course
  • Sling Load Inspector Certification Course
  • Rappel Master Course
  • Ranger Course
  • Jungle Operations Training Course  
  • Combat Life Saver Course
  • Tactical Site Exploitation Course
  • Modern Army Combatives Level 1
  • Unit Prevention Leaders Certification Course
  • 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg North Carolina
  • 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg North Carolina
  • 6th Ranger Training Battalion, Eglin Air Force Base Florida
  • 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Fort Lewis Washington
  • 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Fort Benning Georgia
  • 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Schofield Barracks Hawaii
  • Wheaton College ROTC in Wheaton, Illinois
  • Team Leader
  • Squad Leader
  • Platoon Sergeant
  • Ranger Instructor
  • Senior Military Science Instructor  
  • Operation Enduring Freedom
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom