Dean Franks

Director, U.S. Department of Defense Programs, Special Operations, Interagency and Foreign Military Sales

Dean is responsible for growing our business within the Special Operations, Interagency and Foreign Military Sales markets ensuring that our unique solutions are embraced by those aspects of our Federal Government.

Prior to joining Aeryon Defense, Dean advised small defense contracting companies on all aspects of strategy, business development, capture planning and program management.  He also spent 25 years in U.S Military Special Operations, serving operational assignments in the 2nd Ranger Battalion and the 5th Special Forces Group.  Mr. Franks retired as a Colonel in 2016.  

Dean was U.S. Army War College Fellow to the University of North Carolina and Duke University.  He earned a Masters of Arts in Management from Webster University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Colorado State University.  He lives in Tampa, Florida and enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.

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