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A series of six interviews of senior acquisition leaders. Each leader will reflect upon acquisition best practices. Partnering and collaborating with the Defense Acquisition Workforce and the DAU faculty about acquisition best practices as it coincides with DAU improving acquisition outcomes.
Interview with Major General Glenn A. Dean, U.S. Army, Program Executive Officer for Ground Combat Systems, who will discuss successes and best practices.
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The Defense Acquisition Workforce and DAU Faculty (Military, Civil Service & Defense Acquisition Workforce Contractors working in an active contract) UNCLASSIFIED
Major General Glenn A. Dean Program Executive Officer Ground Combat Systems
MG Glenn A. Dean was commissioned as a US Army Armor officer in 1993 as a Distinguished Military Graduate of the ROTC program at the Florida Institute of Technology. His first assignment was to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor at Fort Benning, Georgia where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and company Executive Officer.
His subsequent operational assignments include: Commander, US Army Recruiting Company, Frederick Maryland; Assistant Operations Officer, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division; Commander, Company B, 1st Battalion 8th Cavalry; and Commander, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion 8th Cavalry.
In 2002, he transitioned to the Army Acquisition Corps, serving as Chief, Small Arms Division, US Army Infantry Center; Assistant Product Manager, Medium Cannon Caliber Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal; Science & Technology Advisor, Combined/Joint Task Force-82, Afghanistan; and Armament Systems Technology Manager, Armaments Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal; and Product Manager, Bradley Fighting Vehicle & Armored Knight, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan. Following completion of the Army War College, he subsequently served as the Military Deputy for the Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center and as Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team, both at Detroit Arsenal. He then served as the Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management (DASM) under the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. He assumed duties as Program Executive Officer, Ground Combat Systems on 3 December 2020.
MG Dean's military and civilian education includes: BS, Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology; MS, Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; MA, Strategic Studies, US Army War College; the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Scout Platoon Leader's Course, the Combined Arms & Services Staff School, the Acquisition Officer Basic Course, the Command and General Staff Officer's Intermediate Level Education Course, the Program Manager's Course, the US Army War College, and Airborne School.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Parachutist's Badge, the Army Staff Badge, and the Recruiter Badge.
MG Dean is married to Kirstie Dean. They have 3 Shetland Sheepdogs.
Professor Joseph Veneziano, MDAP Director and Executive Coach, DAU Midwest Region, Kettering, Ohio
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