Colonel Richard W. Dean, II, U.S. Army, Retired

Richard Dean is currently the Director of Engineering at the National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. He retired from the United States Army after over 30 years of service and has 35 years of engineering expertise in the armed forces, federal and private sectors. Prior to his current position, Colonel Dean was the Project Engineer with the Baltimore District US Army Corps of Engineers.

Key assignments include:

  • Key team member in the base camp design and construction of Camp Gjilane and assisted in the establishment of Camp Bondsteel during his deployment to Kosovo.
  • Commanded 579th Engineer Detachment (FEST-M) with deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, and NATO Regional Support Command Engineer during the 2010 surge campaign.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, 88th Regional Support Command in which he oversaw the facilities maintenance, renovation, and construction of over 350 facilities located in 19 states. He was heavily involved with the BRAC 2005 program.
  • Selected as the US Army Reserve Command’s BASOPS Engineer Executive of the Year. Served with the 416th Engineer Command, culminating as the Fort Meade/Belvoir Facility Engineer Team Leader.
  • Deployed in support of the US Army Corps of Engineers Emergency
    Response Team for Texas flood disaster/levee rebuilding 1992; Mississippi River floods 1993 and 1994 and Hurricanes Luis/Marilyn in the Virgin Islands 1995.