Colonel Larry C. Dewey graduated from the US Army War College in June 2017. His last operational assignment was as the Deputy Director of the National Security Justice Development Directorate, Bagram, Afghanistan. There he served as the senior Coalition Forces Advisor to the Afghan National Army Military Police Command and Justice Center. In 1990, while attending college for his undergraduate education, he enlisted in the Michigan Army National Guard as a Combat Engineer and was commissioned in 1994 as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate from Northern Michigan University. In May 1994, Second Lieutenant Dewey married the former Tamea Pagan. Their first assignment was to the 95th Military Police Battalion in Mannheim, Germany where he served as a platoon leader in the 570th and 272d MP Companies, and deployed in support of Operation Joint Endeavor in the Balkans in 1996. He completed his tour in Europe as the Confinement Officer at the 9th Military Police Detachment, Sandhofen, Germany. After completing the MP Officer Advanced Course in 1998, Captain Dewey assumed command of the Fort Greely Military Police Detachment in Alaska and served as the Provost Marshal for one of the Army’s most remote installations.
In 2001, Captain Dewey attended the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Fort Bragg, NC where he completed Civil Affairs, Regional Studies and German language courses and was assigned to D Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne). Following a deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Irbil, Iraq in April 2003, Captain Dewey transferred to F Company. From September 2004 to March 2005, Major Dewey deployed to Nairobi, Kenya as a Civil Affairs Team Leader and US Embassy Liaison Officer. Major Dewey and his team conducted Civil Affairs Operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. Major Dewey graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College in 2006 and was assign to the 18th MP Brigade, Mannheim, Germany as the Brigade Training Officer. While deployed to Baghdad, Iraq from September, 2007 to December, 2008, he served as the Police Transition Team Chief and advisor the Baghdad Provincial Police Headquarters. While supporting Iraqi police operations and expansion, Major Dewey and his team established a new police training center for Baghdad Province (the largest law enforcement training center in Iraq), which recruited and trained over 1,000 new Iraqi police officers per class.
From 2009 to 2011, Major Dewey served as the Provost Marshal Operations Officer at Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters at Fort Monroe, Virginia. In June 2011, Lieutenant Colonel Dewey was assigned as the Deputy Brigade Commander, 8th Military Police Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. From 2013 to 2015, he commanded the 19th Military Police Battalion (CID) which conducted felony investigations throughout Alaska, Hawaii, Korea, Japan and other areas where Soldiers are forward-deployed throughout the Pacific Rim.
Colonel Dewey is a graduate of the Special Reaction Team course, Counter Drug Investigator course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) course, and Joint Civil Affairs Course. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), parachutist badge, Air Assault badge, German Military Efficiency Badge (Silver), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Army Superior Unit Award (1 OLC).