GEN (R) Ed Daly’s ’87 Army story is one full of obstacles and possibilities, both of which allowed him to serve in this Profession of Arms for more than 35 years.
Daly grew up a stone’s throw away from New York City in Jersey City, New Jersey. He lived in a diverse neighborhood, supported by his mom, who was a medical transcriber, and his dad, a police officer. While he lived in an environment of high standards, discipline and accountability taught by his father, a former tanker, it did not come without challenges.
“It was tough because there were a lot of temptations and opportunities to stray from doing the right thing,” Daly said.