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COL Larry R. Dean


406th AFSB Commander

Colonel Larry R. Dean currently serves as the commander of the 406th Army Field Support Brigade. COL Dean aims to establish and execute resource strategies and deliver material solutions to increase readiness to XVIII Airborne Corps, Training and Doctrine Command, and Forces Command east coast organization. Under his leadership, the 406th AFSB is responsively projecting power from east coast installations to the forward tactical edge to ensure globally dominant land force capabilities to Total Joint Force.

COL Dean previously commanded the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He also commanded the Headquarter and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and the Headquarters Supply Company, 202nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

COL Dean’s staff assignments include his most recent position as the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s director of the Subsistence Supply Chain. His additional staff assignments include chief of Sustainment, G4 (Logistics) for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the J4 Joint Property Management Branch chief for U.S. Special Operations Command. Before serving at USSOCOM, COL Dean was the assistant executive officer to the Headquarters Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. He also served as a System Synchronization officer at the Headquarters, Department of the Army G8 (Programs) Focus Logistics Division.

COL Dean’s tactical assignments began with the 1st Armored Division highlighted by his first deployment and tour as the aide-de-camp to the Assistant Division commander (Support). He also served as the battalion executive officer and support operations officer for 17th Fires Brigade. COL Dean performed as the brigade logistics officer for both 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and 191st Infantry Brigade (Training Support), Division West, First U.S. Army. He began his career as an enlisted metal worker (44B) in the Ordnance Corps.

COL Dean deployed numerous times in support of both contingency and named operations such as Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation NEW DAWN.

COL Dean earned his commission and Bachelor of Science Degree in manufacturing engineering from Grambling State University. He holds a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy from the Eisenhower School, National Defense University as well as a Master of Arts Degree in leadership from Central Michigan University. He is certified in Advanced Program in logistics and technology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He also earned a certificate in Data Driven Leadership from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Program Management Professional.