CW4 Byron Dean
Dates of Service: Mar 1994 - Oct 2018
Influence Score: 148,245
400 out of 728,105 Veterans
400 out of 728,105 Veterans
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Former Marine and Army, Air Missile Defense/Patriot Warrant Officer (140E) with 25 years of service... Now I am a Salty veteran, a student, and Soccer/Football Dad...I worked really hard early so I can play hard in retirement, all the while laughing at my friends still working for the man.
Aug 2016 - Oct 2018
Air Defense Fire Control Officer
Implement direct defensive actions to destroy, nullify, or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air and missile threats while preventing fratricide. Based on applicable controlling authority and METT-TC characteristics, may be attached to USAF Control and Reporting Center (CRC), USN AEGIS, USMC TAOC IOT conduct operations and ensure effective span of control. Serves as a Missile Control Officer (MCO) for Army Air Defense weapon system engagement operations under the direct control of the sector Air Defense Commander (SADC) or Regional Air Defense Commander (RADC). Participated in multiple Fleet Synthetic Trainer Exercises (FST-GC/J), Virtual Flag, Red Flags, Bde/Bn MREs, CENTCOM Deployment as OIC that conducted multiple AOR PATSIMs, JADEXs and BMDEXs, the Israeli CADWG and Juniper Cobra.
May 2015 - Aug 2016
Bde Standardization Officer
Brigade Air and Missile Defense Tactician/Technician and Standardization Officer responsible for developing and assessing the Patriot missile air defense training programs. Receives, installs, coordinates and validates all Patriot modifications and upgrades. Advises Brigade Commander, DCO and S3 of current system and Soldier capabilities. -Mentor to Commisioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Enlisted Soldiers
Apr 2012 - May 2015
BN Standardization Officer/ AMD Technician/Tactician
Senior Battalion Air and Missile Defense Tactician/Technician and Standardization Officer responsible for developing and assessing the air defense training programs. Receives, installs, coordinates and validates all Patriot modifications and upgrades. Advises Battalion Commander, XO and S3 of current system and Soldier capabilities. -Mentor to Commisioned Officers, Warrant Officers and Enlisted Soldiers
Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
Air Defense Captains Career Course Student (Air Defense Warrant Officer Advance Course Phase II)with a 93.4% GPA and combatives heavy weight tournament champion. Demonstrated the skills and abilities to command, lead, and train batteries and equivalent-sized units to accomplish their assigned missions; employ and sustain weapons and equipment systems in combined arms operations; serve as the principal staff officer from battalions to brigades and as a staff officer of major Army, joint, unified or combined headquarters; and efficiently manage manpower, equipment, money and time.
Deployments(2 years, 5 months)
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
United Arab Emirates
Bde ADAFCO OIC working ICW the Air Force CRC overseeing the operations and employment of multiple subordinate Patriot Missile BNs/Batteries throughout the Gulf AOR. Facilitated integration of the Patriot missile system into multiple joint/multinational exercises and operations.
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) - Operation New Dawn
Battalion Standardization Officer for multiple Patriot fire units. Deployed to UAE and Bahrain as the Senior Battalion Air and Missile Defense Tactician/Technician. Conducted hundreds of Operational Readiness Exercises (ORE) as the in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn
Oct 2001 - Mar 2002
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Kuwait
Section Chief and Tactical Control Assistant for the Patriot firing Battery defending XX XXXXX Kuwait in support of Operation Southern Watch and Operation Enduring Freedom
Apr 1996 - Jun 1996
Worked a field exchange in support Operation Cobra Gold in Hat Yai, Thailand.
Professional Development Schools
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Nov 2011 - Apr 2012
May 2004 - Feb 2005
Mar 2004 - May 2004
Individual & Special Skill Schools
Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
Air Defense Officer Fire Control Officer (ASIT4)
Foreign Language Skills
Top Secret/SCI or higher