Lieutenant Colonel Dennis J. McGee was born in Staten Island, New York and received an ROTC commission in the Ordnance Corps after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.
Lieutenant Colonel McGee’s 22 year military career includes service in many locations including Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD; Uijongbu, Republic of Korea; Fort Drum, NY; Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Fort Lewis, WA; a deployment to Baghdad, Iraq; Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Fort Leavenworth, KS; a second tour in the Republic of Korea; the US Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters, Washington D.C. and most recently serving as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Portland in Portland Oregon.
Lieutenant Colonel McGee is a graduate of the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Airborne and Air Assault Schools, the Engineer Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, US Army Command and General Staff Course, and the School of Advanced Military Studies. He currently has masters degrees in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri – Rolla, and Military Arts and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal 3OLC, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal 2OLC, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Korea Defense Service Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Lieutenant Colonel McGee’s wife Christine and two young children currently live in Portland, Oregon.