Dan Parsons is executive editor of R&WI. He previously was the ground forces reporter, covering both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, for sister publication Defense Daily. He also chaired the annual Open Architecture Summit. He has covered air warfare and military matters at several other industry publications. Before moving to D.C. in 2011, he covered local government and legal issues at newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina. He is a 2006 graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.