Colonel Dean Harrison
Colonel Kenneth “Dean” Harrison enlisted in the Army as an Intelligence Analyst in 1991 and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School as a Military Intelligence Officer in 1994. COL Harrison graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1987 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Certificate in Industrial and Personnel Relations. He earned his Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College in 2006 and completed an Army War College Fellowship in 2015.
COL Harrison’s assignments and deployments include: Company Executive Officer, B Co., 532 MI BN, 501 MI BDE, Korea; Assistant Intelligence Officer (S2), 1BCT, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, New York; Battalion Intelligence Officer (S2), 10 SIG BN, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, New York; Battalion S2, 4-31 IN BN, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, New York; Company Commander, B Co., 202 MI BN, 513 MI BDE, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Operations Officer (S3), 202 MI BN; Fort Gordon, Georgia; Targeting Chief, SOUTHCOM Joint Interagency Task Force South, Key West, Florida; ACE Chief / Kandahar Intelligence Fusion Center OIC, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Afghanistan; Battalion Commander, 4 BSTB, 4/10 Mountain Division (LI) and Commander, Jalalabad Airfield / FOB Fenty, Afghanistan; and the Chief of Counterintelligence, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, Pentagon. COL Harrison has deployed to Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.
COL Harrison’s awards and decorations include: United States Interdiction Coordinator’s Award for Intelligence Excellence from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Jess Walls Award (OCS), Bronze Star Medal (2OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (7OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 campaign stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 campaign stars), Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, Army Staff Badge, and U.S. Army Special Forces Command (ABN) Soldier of the Year - 1992.