As a disabled Vietnam Veteran, Daniel stated, “my greatest honor was having the opportunity to participate with Missing-in-Action work by returning to Vietnam and Laos assisting in recovery efforts of fellow soldiers.”
For over 15 years, Daniel has worked as a Tribal Relations Program Manager on the San Bernardino National Forest in California. He thinks of himself as an ambassador for the forest representing the federal government working with tribes.
See what else Daniel has to say in the Forest Service special feature of Faces of the Forest, a bi-weekly feature by the Office of Communication to showcase the people, places, and professions within the agency.
McCarthy is just one of the more than 35,000 employees whose work ensures the health of the nation’s 193 million acres of forests and grasslands. The series will introduce you to a variety of people and jobs, like the person who studies weather to help shape wildfire fighting techniques and the person who is helping to save a rare bird species in the Forest Service’s only rain forest.