Stoops, Dean

State: KY

Units: Aviation Standardization Officer, 63rd Aviation Group, Kentucky Army National Guard President and Co-Owner of Eagle Wings Air of Central Kentucky, LLC President of the National Guard Association of Kentucky


Years Of Service: 27

Master Chief Warrant Officer Dean E. Stoops’ most recently assumed duties as the Kentucky Army National Guard Aviation Standardization Officer on 1October 1999.

Mr. Stoops was born in Ft. Campbell, KY May 4, 1959. In August 1977, at the beginning of his senior year at Woodford County High School he began his military career by enlisting in the Kentucky Army National Guard. As a Private, Mr. Stoops was assigned to C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade, Bardstown, KY. In June 1978, immediately following high

school graduation he departed for Army Basic Combat Training, Ft. Sill, OK where he advanced to the position of platoon leader. Mr. Stoops completed Advanced Individual Training as a Field Artillery Fire Direction Specialist in August 1978 and immediately enrolled at Eastern Kentucky

University’s College of Law Enforcement.

He applied for and was accepted to Warrant Officer Candidate School and Rotary Wing Flight Training in 1979. In August 1980, Mr. Stoops completed Flight School as an Honor Graduate and was appointed a Warrant Officer. Mr. Stoops’ first aviation assignment was with Company C, 42nd Aviation Battalion, 42nd Infantry Division, Frankfort, KY as a UH-1 Assault Helicopter Pilot. In October 1984, he qualified as a U.S Army Helicopter Instructor Pilot. In May 1988, Mr. Stoops became a full-time Active Duty Instructor Pilot with the Kentucky Army National Guard located at Boone National Guard Center, Frankfort, KY where he continues to serve today as the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Senior Helicopter Standardization Instructor Pilot.

CW5 Stoops has completed multiple tours of duty in Central America, South America, and Korea. His assignments and significant duties include Air Assault Helicopter Pilot, Standardization Instructor Pilot at the Unit, Group, and State level, Instrument Flight Examiner, Facility and State

Aviation Safety Officer, Tactical Operations and Electronic Warfare Officer, Aviation Safety Officer Representative on the National Guard Bureau Safety & Occupational Health Committee, and Counterdrug Standardization Instructor Pilot Representative on the National Guard Bureau Aviation Standardization Committee.

Mr. Stoops has over 5000 hours in military helicopters and civil airplanes with nearly 1000 hours of Night Vision Goggle flight time. He is qualified as an OH-58 “Kiowa” Aircraft Commander, UH-1 “Huey” Standardization Instructor Pilot, UH-60 “Blackhawk” Standardization Instructor Pilot, Instrument Flight Examiner, FAA Commercial Pilot, U.S. Parachute Association Advanced Skydiver and Jump Master, Open Water Scuba Diver, Aircrew Coordination Instructor, Combat Aviation Survival Instructor, and Master Army Aviator.

Mr. Stoops is married to Cindy Christine Eubanks of Maysville, KY. They have two children. Christine, a sophomore at Western Hills High School, Frankfort, KY and Brian, a second year cadet at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.


1981 Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY – A.A. Police Administration and Law Enforcement 2000 USAF National Search & Rescue School, Yorktown, VA – Inland Search & Rescue Coordinators Course 2000 Warrant Officer Career College, Ft. Rucker, AL – Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course 2004 U.S. Joint Forces Command, Joint Personnel Recovery Agency,

Fredericksburg, VA – Personnel Recovery Plans & Operations Course


12 Aug 77 – 06 Aug 80 Battery C, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery Brigade 07 Aug 77 – 15 Nov 84 Company C, 42nd Aviation Battalion, 42nd Infantry Division 16 Nov 84 – 21 Aug 87 718th Combat Support Aviation Company 22 Aug 87 – 31 Jul 96 Company E, 135th Aviation Regiment

01 Aug 96 – 31 Sep 99 Company B, 1st Battalion, 114th Aviation Regiment 01 Oct 99 – Present Headquarters, 63rd Aviation Group


Army Commendation Medal w/2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal w/1 Silver & 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters National Defense Service Medal w/1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster Global War On Terrorism Service Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/1 Silver Hourglass Device Army Service Ribbon Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon KY Distinguished Service Medal KY Merit Ribbon w/1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster

KY Commendation Ribbon KY Service Ribbon w/4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters KY State Active Duty Ribbon NC State Active Duty Ribbon National Guard Bureau Minuteman Award National Guard Association of the United Stated Patrick Henry Award for Distinguished Service


PVT – 12 Aug 1977

PFC – 01 May 1979

SGT – 07 Oct 1979

WO1 – 07 Aug 1980

CW2 – 15 Sep 1983

CW3 – 18 Aug 1990

CW4 – 20 Jan 1996

CW5 – 11 Feb 2001

(Current as of 25 March 2005)