Sergeant Major Daniels enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1998 and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC. Upon completion of recruit training, he received training at the School of Infantry (SOI) at Camp Geiger, NC where he received the Military Occupation Skill (MOS) 0311.
Following SOI he was selected to be part of the burial detail at 8th and I Marine Barracks Washington, DC. While there he had an opportunity to participate in the burial of the famous Makin Raiders. In 2001, Sergeant Daniels was selected to be on the security detail of the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he served as the Personal Security Officer for the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under General Peter Pace.
In 2003, Sergeant Daniels received orders to 3D Battalion, 3D Marines in Hawaii. He served as a squad leader for 2nd Platoon India Company. In 2004, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Phase II as the Platoon Sergeant for 2nd Platoon. In 2006, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom Phase IV as the Weapons Platoon Sergeant. In March 2007, he received orders to Drill Instructor School at MCRD San Diego.
Staff Sergeant Daniels received the leadership award upon graduating from Drill Instructor School and reported to 1st Recruit Training Battalion, Delta Company. While serving with 1st Recruit Training Battalion, he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Gunnery Sergeant Daniels served as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, Chief Drill Instructor and Battalion Operations Chief.
In March 2010, Gunnery Sergeant Daniels received orders to 1st Battalion, 6th Marines in Camp Lejeune, NC. He served as the Company Gunnery Sergeant for Charlie Company call sign "ColdSteel".
In 2011, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. While there he was selected to the rank First Sergeant.
In April of 2012, First Sergeant Daniels assumed the duties as Company First Sergeant of Alpha Company, Marine Wing Communications Squadron-28 aboard MCAS Cherry Point.
In August 2013, First Sergeant Daniels reported to Inspector Instructor Duty, Engineer Services Company, CLB-23, Springfield, Oregon.
In October 2016, First Sergeant Daniels reported to 2D Maintenance Battalion, CLR-25, 2D MLG. During his time with 2D Maintenance Battalion he served as the Company First Sergeant for Ordnance Maintenance Company and Headquarters & Service Company.
Sergeant Major Daniels was promoted to his current rank in December 2017 and transferred to the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, to assume his current duties.
Sergeant Major Daniels personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal with 1 Gold Star, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 2 Gold stars and the Combat Action ribbon.