Mosteller will lead S.D. Highway Patrol Gov. Mike Rounds has appointed Major Daniel C. Mosteller as superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol.
"Dan's leadership, know- ledge and communication skills make him the best person for the job," said Gov. Rounds on the appointment.
"The experience he has gained as assistant superintendent proved valuable in his selection," the governor added.
Mosteller, of Pierre, has served the South Dakota Highway Patrol for 20 years. From 1983 to 1992 he was a trooper in Burke. In 1992 he assumed the duties as training sergeant in Pierre.
In 1995, Mosteller was promoted to the lieutenant position responsible for training and surplus property. Since 2000, Mosteller has served as the assistant highway patrol superintendent.
Mosteller is a 1981 graduate of The University of South Dakota. He and his wife Sandy have two grown children.
"I am taking over a department that is in very good shape," said Maj. Mosteller. "The role of the Highway Patrol is changing with the challenges brought on by our Homeland Security issues; but highway and public safety is our core mission."
He replaces Tom Dravland who was named Gov. Rounds' first secretary of public safety.