Dan Gower currently serves as the Assistant Fire Chief and Vice President of the Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors. Dan served as a career military officer, retiring in 1998 at the grade of Colonel. He principally served as an Aeromedical Evacuation Pilot during his 27 year career. Dan served the Army for a total of 39 years in a variety of positions on Active Duty, as a Government Contractor, and as a Civil Service Employee. Dan currently serves as a Lieutenant on Brush One and as a Medical First Responder. He is a member of the Sunrise Beach City Council. Dan has served as the Executive Director of the DUSTOFF Association (a Veterans Fraternal Organization) for the last twenty five years. He is married to Suzie Gower and they have twin sons, Colin and Patrick, and fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.