Danielle West

Deputy Director -
Selection & Training

Danielle was recruited to GDBA after a career in collegiate military benefit administration.

Throughout her career, she has helped thousands of veterans, reservists, and dependents understand and use their benefits in pursuit of higher education and advanced training goals. She has also trained new School Certifying Officials in the complexities of military education benefits, including multiple generations of regulatory changes, best practices for active processing, and continued compliance.

Since joining GDBA, Danielle has overseen, implemented, and strengthened GDBA’s Professional Leadership Track (PLT), our two-year on-the-job training (OJT) program that all new Protectors complete.

As GDBA’s School Certifying Official, she has helped qualify hundreds of GDBA associates to utilize their GI Bill® benefits and liaised with veteran education government agencies to ensure our protectors receive their benefits. Danielle has also ensured GDBA remains compliant in offering PLT as an approved OJT veteran program in California.

Finally, Danielle has played key roles in the administration and implementation of GDBA’s entire training curriculum, including all five of our protector training academies.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.