Maj. Gen. Roger K. Bean
Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)
Maj. Gen. Roger K. Bean was born on 17 July 1940 in Yakima, Washington. Commissioned through ROTC, he graduated from Eastern Washington University and went on to earn a Masters in International Relations from the University of Alabama. A veteran of two combat tours in Vietnam, Bean became the Deputy Commanding General of the US Army, Pacific, from October 1992 to January 1994.
Other significant duty assignments for Bean include the Commander of Division Artillery for the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany from 1982-1984. From there he served as Chief of Staff for the 3rd Infantry Division. From 1987-1991 he was Commanding General of the 56th Artillery Command in Germany. During Desert Storm, Bean was Acting Commanding General of VII Corps.
MG Bean passed away on 13 June 2009 in Tomah, Wisconsin, after a 30-year battle with Parkinson's disease.
Among Bean’s major decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.
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