Daniel L. McBride was born in Los Angeles in 1949. The son of a Chapter Leader, Daniel became a member in 1963 at age 13. His college education was interrupted by the Vietnam War. Daniel joined the Army and became a Green Beret, and was later assigned to a Ranger unit in Vietnam. Because of his exemplary service, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star. Daniel is the owner of Neptune Plumbing Co., and is a long-time advertiser in The New American. Daniel has been married to his wife Tara for 34 years. They have four third-generation JBS children, each of whom has attended several Birch Camps.