General Dean Allen Youngman, was appointed as the 50th Adjutant General
of the Commonwealth
of Kentucky by
Governor Paul E. Patton on 10 August 2001.
Youngman was commissioned through Infantry Officer Candidate
on 16 April 1970. Significant active duty assignments included tours
with the 8th Special Forces Group (Airborne), the Military Assistance
Command, Vietnam and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
1997, he was selected to represent the Reserve Components on the staff
of the National Defense Panel. From June 1998 to June 1999 he served in
the Office of the Assistants to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
for National Guard and Reserve Matters. From June 1999 to July 2000 he
served as the Special Assistant to the Commanding General, United States Army
Armor Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky.