Colonel Glenn A. DeanStryker Program Manager
COL 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 2d 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, subsequently 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. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the Product Manager for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Armored Knight programs at Detroit Arsenal, Michigan. Following completion of the Army War College, he was assigned to the Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center as the Military Deputy.
COL Dean will assume duties as Project Manager, Stryker Brigade Combat Team in July 2015. COL 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 Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army
· Bridging near-term, off-the-shelf APS characterization work into the MAPS effort and then into a long-term program of record -- the Vehicle Protection System (VPS)
· Interim solutions for combat vehicle Active Protection Systems
· Overview of Modular Active Protection System tests using soft-kill countermeasures.
· “Layered testing" mixing both soft-kill and hard-kill countermeasures
Roadmap and timelines for decisions on the way forward and factors for consideration in the decision process