This Veterans Day, Crowe thanks and honors those who have served their country

Purple Heart recipient and new Audit and Assurance staff member Daniel Knapp plans to use his skills and experience gained in the military to help his clients

Crowe Recruiting
| 11/10/2020
Daniel Knapp
As a combat medic in the U.S. Army, Daniel Knapp (Tampa), learned firsthand the meaning of teamwork. Daniel’s first assignment was with a platoon in an infantry unit (1-41 INF) in Baghdad, Iraq. “My primary responsibilities were to render aid to any injured soldiers and provide routine medical care to those in my unit,” explained Daniel. During his first deployment, Daniel was shot by an enemy sniper while out on mission. “Because I was the only medic in that platoon, I had to talk one of my fellow soldiers through providing me first aid as they loaded me into a vehicle for transportation to a medical facility,” he said. “Being able to work with my teammate under extreme pressure, in this instance, saved my life.” For his service, Daniel received a Purple Heart, a U.S. military decoration awarded to those wounded or killed while serving. “I was also selected to represent the Army as grand marshal for the Kansas City Nextel Cup NASCAR race in 2005,” continued Daniel. After being wounded, Daniel completed a second deployment then retired from the military to pursue a career and to be closer to his family in Florida. In 2018, Daniel interned in the Audit and Assurance business unit while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Florida Southern College. On November 2, Daniel started work at Crowe as an Audit and Assurance staff member and is part of the Retail Dealers industry vertical. “I believe my military background has taught me how to be a team player, as well as to excel under pressure. Both skills that will be beneficial during busy season.” 

November 11 is Veterans Day, a U.S. holiday that honors veterans like Daniel for their sacrifice and patriotism. At Crowe, we have many military veterans and those who have reservist duties,and their experiences have helped to make them successful in their roles. We support those who have ongoing reservist obligations or are deployed for active duty through our military leave policy, which provides up to four weeks of paid time off to help support their military service. This includes individuals who are members of the National Guard or a reserve component of the United States Armed Forces, including the Coast Guard and Public Health Service Commission Corps, as well as those who are on active military duty.