DEAN VAN DYKE
US Navy and Army National Guard – 14 years of service
Persian Gulf War, two tours, 1990-1991. USS Tattnall, DDG-19 and USS Gallery, FFG-26, Maritime Interdiction Task Force serving as member of boarding party team that boarded and diverted if found in violation of sanction guidelines. Southwest Asia Service Medal
Currently, I am a Certified Business Coach and Consultant as well as the Founder and CEO of The Pillars Group.
I joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars to experience the camaraderie and to serve fellow Veterans who are in need.
Our foundation will enable the VFW to serve our Veteran community within the valley as well as nationwide. My hope is that we are able to combat Veteran suicide by partnering with Veteran non-profits on the front lines of this battle!