COL Charles Dease
U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center
Colonel Charles P. Dease is currently serving as the Military Deputy at the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC). Previously, COL Dease served as the Joint Program Office, Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Theater Lead–Afghanistan.
COL Dease, a Native of Bennettsville, S.C., was commissioned in 1988 in the Reserve Officers Training Corps. Upon his graduation from Claflin College, COL Dease was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps, serving in Combat Service Support units in Korea and in Germany. In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree from Claflin College, COL Dease earned a Master’s Degree from Florida Institute of Technology, majoring in Acquisition and Contract Management. His military education includes Command and General Staff College and the Program Manager Course at the Defense Acquisition University.
COL Dease has served in command and staff positions throughout his career, including: Maintenance Platoon Leader, 520th Maintenance Company, Camp Humphries, Korea; Company Training Officer and Battalion Operation Officer (S3) with the 3rd Battalion 61st Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, S.C.; Maintenance Officer, 16th Corps Support Group, Hanau, Germany; Battalion S-4, Company Commander and Battalion Operation Officer, with the 18th Corps Support Battalion, Hanau, Germany; Battalion Adjutant (S1), 143rd Ordnance Battalion, Edgewood, Md.; Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Maintenance Officer,
Headquarters National Support Element, Operation Joint Guard, Tazar, Hungary; Ordnance Corps Basic Course Instructor, Basic Course Director, and Executive Officer, with the 61st Ordnance Brigade, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Assistant Product Manager, Heavy Tactical Vehicles, PEO CS&CSS Warren, Mich.; Department of the Army System Coordination for the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, PEO CS&CSS, Arlington, Va.; Senior Program Analyst within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the Product Manager Assured Mobility Systems, PEO CS&CSS Warren, Mich.
Overseas contingency operations include deployments in support of Operation Joint Guard in Tazar, Hungary, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal and several other awards and decorations including the Army Staff Identification Badge.
COL Dease is married to the former Donna Coleman of Charleston, S.C., and they have two children: Patrick and Morgan.