Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

196 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY Post 1210, where he was also an all-American district commander from 2003 to 2004. Retiring from the State Government in 2018, he became the founder and chief executive officer of the Foss and Swanson Veterans Gathering Space, where he provides various services to military veterans and civilians. Mr. Markuson a member of his local Chamber of Commerce, American Veterans, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America. He is a lifetime member of the aforementioned veteran service organizations. He attributes his success to his core values of service, support and recognition, and he cites opening the Foss and Swanson Veterans Community Service Center as a highlight of his career. Mr. Markuson intends to expand the influence of the Center, servicing not only veterans but other members of the community. He holds an AA in business management from Inver Hills Community College. Dean W. Markuson enlisted in the United States Army in 1970, and throughout the course of the next two decades, ascended the ranks to become a first sergeant until his honorable discharge in 1990. During his military tenure, he served across the United States at Army bases in Washington State, Indiana, Nebraska, Illinois, Colorado and Kansas, as well as in Vietnam, Germany and Korea. For his military accomplishments, he has received numerous decorations from the Army, including Campaign Medals and various Service Ribbons. Following his Army tours, Mr. Markuson served in the government sector for Dakota County, Minnesota, in several capacities, including as a front desk customer service representative for the Department of Public Safety. As time progressed, he began to understand the importance of giving back to his fellow veterans and became a post service officer for the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 47. Later, he served in the same capacity and as commander of the Lyle Russell Veterans of Foreign Wars DEAN W. MARKUSON FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Foss and Swanson Veterans Gathering Space Hastings, MN