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September 18th, 2023 @ 9:55am

The Village of Fisher would like to acknowledge and congratulate Village Board Member Danny Spaulding for his induction into the Fisher High School Distinigushed Alumni Hall of Fame! 


Daniel Spaulding – Class of 1983

CW4 (Ret) Daniel Spaulding graduated from Fisher High School in 1983. During his senior year of high school, he enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard where he has served for the past 40 years and six months. He served as an enlisted Soldier for 17 years and obtained the rank of Sergeant First Class. In 1999, he attended Warrant Officer Candidate School and was commissioned on 1 July 1999. He obtained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) on 28 October 2012. His last assignment he served as the Senior Maintenance Officer at the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Normal, Illinois. He retired from Illinois Army National Guard 1 June 2023.

CW4 Spaulding has deployed five times with the United States Army. He deployed with Task Force Santa Fe to Germany in 2002; with Task Force Phoenix VIII to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2009; with the Bilateral Embedded Staff Team A12 to Ghazni Afghanistan in 2014; with the Lincoln 44 Advise and Assist to Camp Taji, Iraq in 2019; and with the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa to Djibouti in 2022. He also was activated to St. Louis, MO for the great flood of 1993; New Orleans, LA for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005; Covid 19 mission 2020, IL.

CW4 Spaulding’s military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal (x2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (x3), Army Achievement Medal (x2), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (x10), National Defense Service Medal (x2), Armed Forces Service Medal (x3), Humanitarian Service Medal (x2), Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M-Device (x3), NATO Medal, Noncommissioned Officer (x3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (x4), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (x5), German Marksmanship Award, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (x2), General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award (IL).

CW4 Spaulding has served as a United States Federal employee for 37 years. His last assignment he served as the Maintenance Supervisor at Field Maintenance Shop (FMS) 17 in Urbana, Illinois. He retired 1 June 2023.

He holds an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from Parkland College, Champaign, IL and a Baccalaureate Degree in General Studies from Roger Williams University, Providence, RI.

In addition to his military service, Daniel is also serving his second term as a Fisher Village Board member, Parks and Recreation Committee. He has served as a Fisher Volunteer Firefighter for 20 years.

Daniel is a lifetime member and past Commander of Amvets Post 52, Fisher, IL and past District Commander Illinois Amvets.

He resides in Fisher and is happily married to Brenda (Ponton), also a graduate of Fisher High School. Together they have three children: Hannah Spaulding, Jacob Mosgrove, and Austin Hickman - all graduates of Fisher High School.

● 1983 Graduate Fisher High School

● 2016 Baccalaureate Degree, General Studies, Roger Williams University, Providence, RI.

● Deployments 2002 Wurzburg Germany, 2009 Kabul Afghanistan, 2014 Ghazni Afghanistan, 2019 Taji Iraq, 2023 Djibouti, Africa

● 2023 (Ret) CW4 United States Army, 40 years 6 months

● 2018 - present Fisher Village Board member

● Life member and past Commander of Amvets Post 52, Fisher, IL and past District Commander Illinois Amvets.

Fisher Community Foundation for Educational Enhancement would like to thank Daniel for his service to our country and our community.

He will be honored at an assembly on Friday September 22 at 2:15pm at Fisher High School. The public is invited to attend.

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