Sergeant Daniel Frantz started his career with the Cape Coral Police Department in May, 1997. He has worked in the Patrol Bureau and Special Operations Bureau as an officer and Sergeant. He is currently assigned to Platoon 3 South District supervisor.
He attended the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM from August 1989 to May 1991. NMMI is considered the West Point of the West and commissions more 2Lt’s then any other school in the nation and is only 2nd to commissioning 2Lt’s to West Point. While attending NMMI he was in the New Mexico National Guard assigned to 200th ADA HQ company in Albuquerque NM. He points out that he never saw any aliens while in Roswell. Actually, while he attended NMMI, aliens were not openly talked about in Roswell. During his time at NMMI he attended training at Ft Knox Kentucky and Ft Lewis Washington.
Sergeant Frantz was commissioned as a 2Lt in the Army Reserves on the early commissioning program (EAP) on May 10th 1991 at the age of 20. His son has since followed in his footsteps and was commissioned in the Army Reserves as a 2Lt in July of 2018 at 19 years old. Sergeant Frantz’s son attended Georgia Military College, in Milledgeville GA on a full ROTC scholarship and is now finishing his Bachelors at UNF.
From August to December 1994, Sergeant Frantz attended the Officer Basic Course in the Ordnance Corps at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. He was assigned the duties of class XO while attending the coarse. Upon graduation he was assigned to the 32nd Trans Group Composite in Tampa FL. He started off in the S4 section, then moved onto the HQ Company XO, then finished up as the HQ Company Commander as a 1Lt.
While assigned to the 32nd Trans Group Composite, he attended several Roving Sands missions in El Paso TX and Roswell NM. Roving Sands was the biggest peace time mission in the military at its time. Roving Sands hosted American Military units from around the world and Military Units from the German and Australian Armies.
Sergeant Frantz was Honorably Discharged in 1998.
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