Major selected for Command and General Staff College

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Major Andre E. Dean, of the Army ROTC Military Science Department at SHSU, has been selected to report to the Army’s prestigious Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. in this July.Dean was selected as one of 11 from his Army peer group of Army Reserve majors on active duty to attend the college with full residency. “It’s a great honor to me personally,” said Dean. “My wife and I are deeply moved that the Army’s leadership has seen fit to make this recommendation and allow me the privilege of schooling.”Dean went on to explain the value of the Command and General Staff College, “This year-long school has achieved world-wide recognition as perhaps the free world’s very best professional military graduate school. Every year, some 70 of our allied nations send their finest officers to this college to study and be trained with us.”Dean has been the assistant professor of military science for the past three years. He trains and commissions the Army’s future officer corps while the students are pursuing their bachelor’s degrees in various academic areas.”When we graduate (students),” said Dean, “they have the finest leadership training in the nation, through ROTC classroom instruction and field leadership experience, and they immediately have a fulltime job as a lieutenant in the United States Army. “They are the defenders of our freedoms and those to whom we will look to tomorrow for protection from the world’s terrorists, thugs, and dictators. We strongly encourage any college student to consider joining our rank, sign up for our classes and receive our scholarships and monthly pay stipends.”We welcome you to call if you think you have what it takes to lead a nation,” said Dean. “You know, Secretary of State Colin Powell is an ROTC graduate and prior Army Officer. He found that he had what it takes to lead, via ROTC.”Dean graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in history and joined the U.S. Army as an infantry officer in 1988. In 1998, Dean ran for Congress representing the 8th District.