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Biography
Colonel Dennis P. Vasey
United States Army Retired

Graduation 1957 DENNIS PATRICK 'DUKE' VASEY (Colonel, US Army, Retired) was born 29 October 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Underage, he enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard 15 February 1956 and was ordered to active duty upon completion of high school for aviation training.

Upon completion of active duty training at Ft. Rucker, AL, he enlisted in the regular Army 29 September 1957 and advanced to the grade of Staff Sergeant. He applied for and was commissioned a Transportation Corps Second Lieutenant 15 February 1965 upon completion of Infantry Officer Candidate School. He holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree, majoring in Geography and Political Science, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University.

Colonel Vasey attended developmental military education courses which included completion of the Transportation Officer Familiarization Course and the Transportation Officer Advanced Course; fixed and rotary-wing flight, airborne and air assault training; the Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. In addition, he graduated from from the Department of Defense Computer Institute. Colonel Vasey has been published in various Department of Defense and non-military publications during and following his active duty career. He is a Life scout and Order of the Arrow Member of Toontuk Lodge, Fairbanks Alaska, where he served as Roundtable Commissioner, Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America. Since retiring, Colonel Vasey has served in various civic and social organizations within Collier and Lee County, Florida.

Colonel Vasey held a variety of worldwide command and staff positions prior to retirement 1 July 1991 which included: Commander, US Army Service Center for the Armed Forces, Office of the Secretary of the Army, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Commandant, US Army Aviation Logistics School, Ft. Eustis, VA; Director of Personnel and Community Activities, Ft. Rucker, AL; Executive Officer, Logistics and Security Assistance Directorate, European Command, Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany (FRG); concurrently served as Sub-community Commander Fliegerhorst Airfield Kaserne and Commander, 205th Transportation Battalion, Langendiebach, FRG, and Commander, 568th Transportation Company, Fairbanks, AK. He served as the Aviation Logistics Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Force Design and Support Officer, Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, VA; Operations Officer, 222nd Aviation Battalion, Fairbanks, AK; Chief, Configuration Management Division, Research and Development Directorate, US Army Aviation Systems Command, St. Louis, MO; Service Platoon Commander, A Company, 101st Aviation Battalion, Ft. Campbell, KY and Vietnam; Group Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 34th General Support Group, Vietnam, and Movements Control Officer, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Prov.), Vietnam.