Dean L. Petersen

Dean L. Petersen is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder. The business originally started as Dean H. Petersen & Son in 1956. Dean was born and raised in Nebraska. He graduated from Gibbon High School and also advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout, with the Boy Scouts of America, in 1943. His father, Dean H. Petersen, was assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop #156 in Gibbon.

In 1944, Dean enlisted in SA in the V-12, assigned to Doane College, Crete, NE; Western Michigan College, Kalamazoo, MI and Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, being honorably discharged on June 20, 1946. He then enrolled in the NROTC Program, University of Nebraska, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and was commissioned ENS June 6, 1947.  After graduation he returned to farming in Grand Island, NE where he became Assistant Scout Master for the local troop for three years.  On June 6, 1949 he was assigned to NRIP 9-1, Unit 8, Omaha, Nebraska. Dean volunteered for active duty July 13, 1950 and was assigned as a student in Class V Naval Intelligence School, Anacostia, VA.  After graduation he was assigned as O-in-C, Investigation Section, DIO-6ND, Charleston, SD and Intelligence Officer, COMNAVFE, Yokosuka, Japan, supervising investigations in Japan and Korea. Dean returned to civilian life in July 1954. He was assigned to NRED 9-7, St. Cloud, MN and then NAVRESSURF Div 9-143, Lincoln, Nebraska.  In January 1960 he reactivated Naval Reserve Intelligence DIV 9-1, Unit #8, Omaha, NE serving as O-in-C until June 1964.

While residing in Lincoln he started Boy Scout Troop #38, Eastridge Presbyterian Church, as Scoutmaster until 1979.  At one period during this time he had 65 members in his troop.  They made many summer trips, Mines Kuya, Lincoln; Cornhusker Camp, Humboldt, Red Feather Lake, Colorado and Sylvan Lake, South Dakota. During this period Dean attended many training seminars and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow. Members of the troop constructed 16 canvas and wood canoes on his residence patio and many still have them. Some of his former scouts are still in the Lincoln area as dentists, doctors, lawyers, educators and business men. Recently, a former scout requested that Dean present his son with his Eagle Scout Badge, as his memories of his past scouting were very dear to him.

During his years in the reserve he was assigned to various billets including the NRMPSPO, attached to AG, State of Nebraska from 1970 to 1974.  He was then assigned to CO, INVEST C&C 417.  Next assignment as CO, Contingency ‘A” 878.  In October 1977 was assigned CO of FIRSTPAC 278, NAVAIRESCEN, Minneapolis, MN, followed by CO, IVTU 116.  Captain Petersen was designated Reserve Intelligence Area Coordinator, Area 10, NICHQ 0118, October 1, 1980.  After 2 years he was assigned IVTU 0116 until being transferred to the Naval Reserve retired list on November 13, 1986, having completed 42 years, 9 months and 14 days of service.  Captain Petersen received the Naval Commendation Medal, Campaign Service Medal, American Theater, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal w/2HG, Naval Reserve Medal, United National Service Medal and Pistol (Expert) Medal.

Dean received his Silver Beaver Award on January 11, 1997 and has been active on the Board of the Cornhusker Council for several years, serving on the Executive Committee during the fund drive for the new Scout Council Service Center.  He is also active in various community organizations; Rotary Club #14, Sowers Club of Lincoln, Mason, Scottish Rite, Seosotris Shrine, Executive Club, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and BPOE #80.  He is also a Trustee at Doane College, Crete, NE and District OR-1, Foundation for Knowledge, Palmyra, NE.  Dean was the President of the Reserve Officer Association, the Big Red Sub Club and the Navy League.  Other organizations he is involved in is a Trustee on the Nebraska State Historical Society, member of the Danish Immigrant Museum, the Norden Club and past president of the Jensen, Petersen, Elkjer Family Association.  He is presently serving his 3rd-4 year term as board member on Lower

Platte South NRD, having served as Chairman of the Board.  During the period from 1956 to present, Dean was involved with the transportation of bulk milk and other edible products that have developed into two companies, Nebraska Bulk Transports, Inc. and Fitch Trucking, Inc. where he is presently the Chief Executive Officer.  Dean and his wife, Darlene, have 7 children and 10 grandchildren

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