Maine Army National Guard Leadership

BRIGADIER GENERAL DEAN A. PRESTON

Land Component Commander , Maine 

Army National Guard

 

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES

University of Maine - HS - Civil Engineering

United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

 

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED

Engineer Officer Basic Course Engineer Captain's Career Course

84th Training Command, Combined Arms Exercise Course United States Army Command and General Staff College United States Army War College

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(fil None Recorded

 

PROMOTIONS        

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

2LT

13 May 90

ILT

30 May 93

CPT

15 Jul 99

MAJ

6 Oct 05

LTC

14 Feb 12

COL

1 May 17

HG

8 Dec 19

 

FROM

 

TO

 

ASSIGNMENT

Dec 19

Present

Director, Joint Staff - (ME) Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Augusta, Maine

Sep 18

Dec 19

Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 120th Regional Support Group, Bangor, Maine

Apr 18

Sep 18

Acting Brigade Commander, Rear Detachment, I 20th Regional Support Group, Bangor, Maine

Jun 16

Apr 18

Commander, 52nd Troop Command, Augusta, Maine

Aug 15

Jun 16

Student, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

Novl4

Aug 15

Assistant Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Augusta, Maine

Feb 12

Novl4

Commander, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Gardiner, Maine and Bagrarn Air Field, Afghanistan

Jul 11

Feb 12

Current Operations Branch Chief; Deputy Chief of Stafl; Logistics, Joint Force Headquarters, Augusta, Maine

Oct07

Jun 11

S3/Engineer Stafl Oflicer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Gardiner, Maine

Jan06

Sep 07

Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Joint Force Headquarters, Augusta, Maine

Jul 05

Dec05

S2/S3, 521st Troop Command Detachment, Bangor, Maine

Jul 03

Jul 05

Commander, Company A, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Belfast, Maine and Mosul, Iraq

Oct98

Jul 03

Civil Engineer, Detachment 1, Headquarters Support Company, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Gardiner, Maine

Aug97

Sep 98

Company Construction Oflicer, Company C, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Lewiston, Maine

Aug96

Jul 97

Platoon Leader, Horizontal Construction Platoon, Company A, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Belfast, Maine

 

May94

Jul 96

Platoon Leader, General Construction Platoon, Detachment 1, Company B, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Westbrook, Maine

Sep 93

May94

Construction .Engineer, Headquarters, 133rd .Engineer Battalion, Augusta, Maine

Nov92

Aug93

Platoon Leader, Company A, 262nd Engineer Battalion, Bangor, Maine

Nov90

Nov92

Platoon Leader, Company A, 262nd .Engineer Battalion, Calais, Maine

May90

Nov90

Platoon Leader, Company D, 262nd Engineer Battalion, Norway, Maine

 

 

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

Commander, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan Commander, Company A, 133rd Engineer Battalion, Mosul, Iraq

 

DATE

Oct 13 - Jun 14

Feb 04 - Feb 05

 

GRADE

Lieutenant Colonel Captain

 

 

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES

Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Meritorious Unit Commendation (with I Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with I Silver and I Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster) National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with I Campaign Star) Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 2 Campaign Stars) Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal (with I Service Star)

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and "M" Device) Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon with (with Numeral 2)

Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 2) North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal

Combat Action Badge

 

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION

Department head with overall responsibility for Washington County's public works and utilities activities and functions. Responsible for policy development, program planning, fiscal management, administration, and operational direction of County Territories' public works.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

American Association of Civil .Engineers American Public Works Association National Guard Association of Maine Solid Waste Association of North America

Board of Directors Washington County Emergency Medical Services Authority

Hoard of Directors Northern Washington Southern Aroostook Regional Ambulance Service Hoard of Directors Marion Transfer Station