Col. Dean A. Kershaw
Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)
Col. Dean Kershaw graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1968 with a degree in civil engineering. He went on to earn a master of engineering management from George Washington University. From 1996-1998 he served as Chief of Staff for the US Army, Pacific.
A Vietnam veteran, Kershaw's other significant duty assignments were Assistant Division Engineer for the 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas; commanding the 36th Engineer Group, Fort Benning, Georgia; Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, US Army, Pacific; and Deputy Chief of Staff Engineer, US Army South in Panama. He retired in 1999 as Deputy Commander for US Army Engineer Division, South Atlantic, in Atlanta, Georgia, during which he commanded the Hurricane Georges Emergency Recovery Office in Puerto Rico.
Since then Kershaw distinguished himself in the private sector as President of Titan Facilities, Inc; as the FEMA coordinator for Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005; and as Program Manager for L-3 Global Security and Engineering Solutions where worked on a "virtual fence" for US borders. He went on to work for L-3 Enterprise IT Solutions as Vice President and Deputy General Manager for International Enterprise Solutions.
Kershaw's military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks