Major Daniel Caffarel was born in Denver and grew up in Tucson. He joined the Army and served overseas in Germany, Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He’s studied psychology throughout his academic career and holds a Master of Arts in Health Psychology from Northcentral University, a Master of Arts in Psychology from Columbia University, and a Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Daniel found meditation during his tour in Iraq and began studying therapeutic applications of mindfulness while at Teachers College. Currently, he teaches Psychology for Leaders and Foundations of Counseling at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also holds weekly space for cadets, faculty, and staff to sit and meditate. In addition, he started a private practice with the Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy in New York City where he sees individuals and groups, specializing in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based therapeutic approaches. Daniel hopes to continue growing the community of mindful leaders at West Point and develop his own research interests in spirituality and trauma.