Deputy Commanding General @ US Army
Brigadier General Gracus K. Dunn comes to the 85th Support Command from the 377th Theater Sustainment Command in New Orleans, Louisiana where he served as the Deputy Commanding General. In this position he was second in command of over 38,000 Soldiers and Civilians assigned with over 5,000 Soldiers serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa.
Brigadier General Dunn is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas and a 1982 graduate of Arkansas Tech University (Bachelor of Arts in Music) in Russellville, Arkansas. Commissioned as a Transportation Officer he entered active duty service in 1982.
Prior to his Joint Staff assignment, General Dunn served as Commander, Combat Support Coordination Team #2, Eight US Army in Taegu, Korea, serving as the senior US mission support to the Korean 4-star led (150,000 ROK Soldiers) Second Republic of Korea Army (SROKA). Before his command assignment, Brigadier General Dunn served on the Army staff in the Pentagon as Division Chief for Strategic Plans, Exercises, Concepts and Force Integrations, Army staff, G4. Prior to that, he served as the Division Chief for the Army G4 Logistics Operations Center (LOC) within the Army Operations Center (AOC) .
His military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic and Advance courses Fort Eustis, Virginia; Combined Arms Staff and Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and a Masters of Art in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. General Dunn has served in a variety of operational staff and command assignments throughout his military career to include: Transportation School Brigade; followed by the 7th Transportation Group, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Garrison Headquarters Operations, Fort Story Virginia and S3-Operations, 484th Transportation Battalion, Phoenix, Arizona. Other assignments: Movement Control Officer, Third US Army- G4/Army Central Command(ARCENT), Ft McPherson, Georgia; Contingency Plans Officer-J35, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany and Battalion Command as Post Commander-Ft Devens, Massachusetts.
Contingency and peacekeeping operational deployments includes: Somalia (10th Mountain Div/United Nations), Bosnia-Herzegovina (NATO/Italian’s “Carabinieri” Para-military Police Force), Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt (Third US Army), Honduras and Panama (7th Trans Group). General Dunn’s awards and decorations includes the Defense Superior Service Medal,(1st oak leaf cluster) Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (3rd oak leaf cluster), Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals, Army Commendation and Achievement Medals, Air Force Achievement Medal, SWA Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary and Service medals, Korean National Defense medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Army Staff Badges. He is married to the former Patricia A. Collins, also of Little Rock, Arkansas. They have one daughter, Grachaun (Carlos) Dunn-Correa, one son, Jonathan and one granddaughter Kharlyn.