AOG presents Dean with Nininger AwardCadet First Captain Eugene Coleman, III, presents a cadet saber to 2015 Nininger Award recipient, Maj. Christopher Dean, Sept. 24 at Washington Hall. The West Point Association of Graduates presented Dean with the Nininger Award for his conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division, during combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Photo by Anthony DiNoto/West Point Association of Graduates
Maj. Christopher Dean, U.S. Military Academy Class of 2002, was presented the West Point Association of Graduates 10th annual Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor at Arms Sept. 24 at Washington Hall.
Dean received the Nininger Award for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 37th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division during combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a young first lieutenant April 4, 2004 in Baghdad.
Dean’s actions were directly responsible for defeating the enemy and saving the lives of many Soldiers while serving as the quick reaction force platoon leader of four M1A1 tanks attached to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment during the Mahdi Army attacks on coalition forces in the Sadr City portion of Baghdad, according to his Silver Star citation. Read More
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