By U.S. ArmySeptember 15, 2014
LTC (P) Glenn A. Dean
Military Deputy/Emerging Capabilities Office Director
U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center
LTC (P) Glenn A. Dean is the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's (TARDEC) Military Deputy (MILDEP) and Director, Emerging Capabilities Office (ECO). As the ECO Director, Dean will work closely with the U.S. Army
Training and Doctrine command and Centers of Excellence to develop military operational scenarios by using current and past military members to describe the battlefield to ensure that TARDEC programs are operationally relevant. The ECO provides an environment for productive discussion of Capability Demonstrators and military scenarios that support the Army's and TARDEC's 30-Year Strategy, including program formulation structure, execution of cross-organizational Future Force ground systems development and special projects.
Dean was commissioned as a U.S. Army armor officer in 1993 as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Florida Institute of Technology Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. His first assignment was to the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Benning, GA, where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader and company Executive Officer. His subsequent operational assignments include: Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Company, Frederick, MD; Assistant Operations Officer, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood; and Commander, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood.
In 2002, Dean transitioned to the Army Acquisition Corps, subsequently serving as Chief, Small Arms Division, U.S. Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning; Assistant Product Manager, Medium Cannon Caliber Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ; Science and Technology Advisor, Combined/Joint Task Force-82, Afghanistan; and Armament Systems Technology Manager, Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal. From 2010 to 2013, he served in Program Executive Office Ground Combat Systems as the Product Manager for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Armored Knight programs, Detroit Arsenal, Warren, MI. Following completion of his Senior Service College education, Dean was assigned to TARDEC as the MILDEP and ECO Director.
Dean's education includes a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology; an M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; and a Master of Strategic Studies degree, U.S. Army War College. His military courses of study also include the: Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Acquisition Officer Basic Course, Command and General Staff Officers Intermediate Level Education Course, Program Managers Course, the U.S. Army War College and Airborne School.
Dean's awards and decorations include the: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs)), Army Commendation Medal (w/1 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (w/5 OLCs), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Parachutists Badge and Army Recruiter Badge.
He is married to the former Kirstie Jurus of Manchester, MD.