Arthur T. Dean became the Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) in 1998. His responsibilities include providing strategic direction, diversifying and increasing funding, leading the board, being the primary spokesman for the organization and overseeing the operations and personnel of CADCA.
Before joining CADCA, he spent 31 years in the US Army. He retired at the grade of Major General. During his time in the Army, General Dean served around the world. He saw combat in the Republic of Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. He served six years with the 82d Airborne Division and the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC. He also served four years in Germany. He commanded Army units from Company to Brigade for 10 years and served 10 years at Army Headquarters in Washington, DC. He was a US Army and Republic of Vietnam Senior Parachutist and an Army Ranger. He possesses numerous awards with the highest being two awards of the US Army Distinguished Service Medal.
General Dean has served as a member of numerous boards, including the Executive Council of the Atlanta Area Boy Scouts of America; member of the Board of Directors, Washington, DC Project, Enterprise International Development, Inc.; member of the Defense Science Board Human Resources Task Force; the Board of Directors, Partnership@drugfree.org; member of the National Guard Bureau Advisory Board; co-chair and member, Advisory Commission, Drug Free Communities Support Program, Executive Office of the President; member of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Advisory Council; and member, Board of Directors, The Madeira School. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for US Army Recruiting Command; member of ASAE’s Key Philanthropic Organization Committee; chairman of the Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training Advisory Committee; member of Washington, DC and State of New Jersey Prevention Councils; and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Board of Directors, for which he serves as Chairman.
General Dean received his undergraduate degree in history from Morgan State University in 1967 and his master’s degree in management and supervision from Central Michigan University in 1977. He is also a graduate of the Stanford University’s Advanced Management Program and the US Army’s War College.
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