Sparta graduate awarded Meritorious Civilian Service Medal from - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Sparta graduate awarded Meritorious Civilian Service Medal from Air Force

Posted: Updated:
Dean Peebels (Source: United States Air Force Headquarters Air Force District of Washington) Dean Peebels (Source: United States Air Force Headquarters Air Force District of Washington)
  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • 2 vehicle crash in Cape Girardeau

    2 vehicle crash in Cape Girardeau

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:39:10 GMT
    First responders were called to a wreck in Cape Girardeau involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV.
    First responders were called to a wreck in Cape Girardeau involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV.
  • 2 from Eldorado in MO custody, not considered kidnapping

    2 from Eldorado in MO custody, not considered kidnapping

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:34:50 GMT
    The search is over for couple from an Eldorado, Illinois. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, it is now not being considered a kidnapping and the couple are facing charges. 
    The search is over for couple from an Eldorado, Illinois. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, it is now not being considered a kidnapping and the couple are facing charges. 




  • Rand Paul says death penalty is a state issue

    Rand Paul says death penalty is a state issue

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:05:15 GMT
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for...
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the racial imbalance of the nation's prisons that convinced him to support sentencing reform has not prompted him to scrutinize the death penalty in advance of a possible 2016 run for president.
(KFVS) - A Sparta High School graduate was recently awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.

Dean Peebels was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal on Feb. 21. Peebels is the director of staff at the Headquarters Air Force District of Washington at Join Base Andrews in Maryland.

Peebels graduated from Sparta High School in 1979. He has family ties to Marion and Vienna.

Peebels received an associate degree in business administration from Belleville Area College, now called Southwestern Illinois College.

Peebels attempted to join the Air Force several times while in college, hitting speed bumps along the way.

Peebels graduated from ISU in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance.

After graduating from ISU and months of unsuccessfully searching for his first post-college job, he began considering joining the military once again.

He attended Officer Training School with the Air Force and has worked with the Air Force in some capacity ever since.

After seven years of active duty, Peebels separated from the Air Force in 1992, and continued in his previous military unit as a civilian contractor. He entered the Air Force Reserve in 1996. In 2002, he transitioned once more from being a contractor to officially joining the U.S. government as a civilian. Continuing to serve part time in the Air Force Reserve, Peebels retired in the rank of lieutenant colonel in 2009.

Peebels’ Meritorious Civilian Service Medal reflects his achievement as an outstanding civilian Airman who emphasizes leadership and excellence, characteristics highly respected throughout the Air Force, according to the United States Air Force.

The award honors his leadership from his previous assignment as deputy director of the Space Based Infrared System program at Los Angeles Air Force Base in California, where he stepped in to lead a division during a critical time.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.