Today, we congratulate long time 912 PPP member Dennis Beebe as he retires this week from the U.S. Army after a long and honored career. We thank Dennis for his many years of dedicated service. We also thank his wife Leanna for the daily support she provided as a military spouse; a critical factor in any military career.
MSG Dennis E. Beebe
MSG Beebe enlisted in the US Army in January, 1973 on the Delayed Entry Program and entered Active Duty after graduation in June as part of the new Volunteer Army (VOLAR). He was trained at Fort Monmouth New Jersey as a still photographer, and his first duty station was the Third Armored Division Photo Lab in Frankfurt, Germany. His next assignment was 12 years later when he joined the 24th Psychological Operation Company, 351st Civil Affairs Bn. USAR, in Aurora Colorado. He was deployed to Haiti in 1995-96 and Bosnia for nine months in 1999. He served as First Sergeant for the 207th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 651st Area Support Command, Denver Federal Center starting in 2000. He transferred to the U.S. Army Space Command, Colorado Springs CO. He volunteered for a tour in Afghanistan and was the Combined Joint Special Forces Task Force-Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A ) Public Affairs NCOIC.
MSG Beebe moved over to Fort Carson in 2006, and worked at the Mountaineer (Post Newspaper) and ran the Historical Portrait office at the Soldier Readiness Program (SRP Site). He volunteered for deployment to Iraq in 2007 and was the MNC-I Public Affairs NCOIC at Camp Victory. In 2008 he joined the First Army, Division West at Fort Carson as the Public Affairs Office NCOIC and then moved with the Division Headquarters to Fort Hood, Texas in 2009. He transferred back to U.S. Army Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base as 1SG for 3rd Space Co. 1st Space Brigade, and in 2012, joined the 440th Civil Affairs Bn. at Fort Carson.
MSG Beebe’s military education started with Still Photography (84B), adding Motion Picture Photography (84C), Psychological Operations Specialist (37F), Photojournalist (46Z) and Space Operations (25T). He holds a BA in Industrial/Scientific Photography from Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
MSB Beebe’s awards and decorations are: the Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal(3); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (3); Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3); Army Good Conduct Medal; Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (3); Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Medal; National Defense Service Medal (3); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Armed Forces Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Gold Device- M Device and Numeral 4); NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3); Army Service Ribbon; Army Overseas Service Ribbon; Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon (5); United Nations Mission in Haiti Medal (UNMIH); NATO Medal (Bosnia); German Army Marksmanship Medal Shutzenschneer; German Army Leadership Badge; German Army Sports Award Leistungabzeichen and the Space Operations Badge.
MSB Beebe has been married to his Lovely wife, Leanna, for 35 years and has two sons, Erin (34) and Adrian (31)