Sloan Mann co-founded DT in 2009, after having spent fifteen years working in the military and international development spaces. His unique civilian-military background helped inform his broader vision that DT be an innovator that utilizes a holistic lens in training, program design, and implementation in the world’s most complex operating environments. As the President, Sloan oversees DT’s corporate strategy and operations at the home office in Washington D.C. and field offices abroad. A West Point graduate, Sloan served five years in the United State’s Army during which he conducted peacekeeping missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. He later went on to graduate with distinction from Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service Program. Recently, Sloan worked as an adjunct professor at Georgetown where he taught a graduate-level course on war-to-peace transitions.
Over the span of his career, Sloan has held several prominent roles including a Development Advisor to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) for USAID. Based in Bagram, Afghanistan, he partnered with U.S. Special Forces and developed methodologies for effective interagency approaches to promoting stabilization in communities that were priorities to the counterinsurgency effort. He also worked in Darfur, Sudan where he was a Field Program Officer with the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). Prior to this, he served as an Abuse Prevention Officer in Iraq where he was responsible for identifying, monitoring, and preventing human rights violations with USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) and the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).
In addition to his extensive overseas experience, Sloan has also provided expert commentary on post-conflict stability issues for a variety of news outlets including CNN, Fox News, and NPR. His work has also been published in journals including World Affairs, Small Wars, and the Journal of International Peace Operations.
Sloan lives with his family in a timber frame home on a small piece of land in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. In his free time he runs with his dogs, competes in triathlons, and practices natural horsemanship with his horse, Draco.