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Monday, 29 April 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : BRIGADIER GENERAL DUNN AFRICAN AMERICAN UNITED STATES ARMY GENERAL : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

Brigadier General Dunn serves in a dual assignment as the Commanding General of the Chicago, Illinois based 85th Support Command and as the Deputy Commanding General for Support, First Army Division West, Fort Hood, Texas. Previously, he served as the Deputy Commanding General of the 377th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) based out of the Navy Joint Reserve Air Station, New Orleans, LA.  In that position he was second in command of over 38,000 Soldiers and Civilians assigned.
 
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Brigadier General Dunn is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a 1982 graduate of Arkansas Tech University (Bachelor of Arts, Music) in Russellville, Arkansas where he was commissioned as a Transportation Officer.  His military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic and Advance courses Fort Eustis, Virginia; Combined Arms Staff plus Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and a Masters of Art in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

Prior to the 377th TSC, Brigadier General Dunn served at the Pentagon in Washington DC on the Joint Staff (JS), National Military Command Center (NMCC) as a Senior Advisor to the Director of Operations-J3.  Previous to his Joint Staff Assignment General Dunn served as Commander, Combat Support Coordination Team #2, Eight US Army in Taegu, Korea, serving as the senior US mission support to the Korean 4-star led (150,000 ROK Soldiers) Second Republic of Korea Army (SROKA).

Before his command assignment in Korea, Brigadier General Dunn served on the Army staff in the Pentagon as Division Chief for Strategic Plans, Exercises, Concepts and Force Integrations, Army staff, G4 and prior to that, he served as the Division Chief for the Army G4 Logistics Operations Center (LOC within the Army Operations Center (AOC).  General Dunn has served in a variety of operational staff, joint and command assignments throughout his military career to include: Transportation School Brigade; followed by the 7th Transportation Group, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Garrison Headquarters S-3 Operations, Fort Story Virginia and S3-Operations, 484th Transportation Battalion, Phoenix, Arizona.

Other assignments include: Movement Control Officer, Third US Army-G4/Army Central Command (ARCENT), Fort McPherson, Georgia; Contingency Plans Officer-J-35, U.S. European Command (USEUCOM), Stuttgart, Germany and Battalion Command as Post Commander-Fort  Devens, Massachusetts.
 Contingency and peacekeeping operational deployments includes: Somalia (10th Mountain Div/United Nations), Bosnia-Herzegovina (NATO/Italian’s “Carabinieri” Para-military Police Force), Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt (Third US Army), Honduras and Panama (7th Transportation Group).
   
General Dunn’s awards and decorations include the  Defense Superior Service Medal, (1st oak leaf cluster) Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (3rd oak leaf cluster), Joint Service    Commendation and Achievement Medals, Army Commendation and Achievement Medals, Air Force Achievement Medal, SWA Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean National Defense Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Army Staff Badges.