Formal image of Major General Dean Sangalis. He is dressed in his formal dress greens for the United States Marine Corps.
Major General Sangalis was born in 1927 in Freeport, IL and enlisted in the Marine Corps upon his graduation from high school in 1946.
He served with the 1st Service Battalion, 1st Marine Division in Tiensten, Chicago from 1946-1947. From May 1947 he served witht he 1st Marine Provisional Brigade on the Island of Guam.
He was recalled to active duty in 1952 and commissioned to a sec. lieut. While on active duty, he served as Platoon Comm. of the 3rd Batt. 9th Marines upon their deployment to Japan. Later he served as Platoon Comm. of a Marine Div. in Korea and then as its Executive Officer.
From 1969-1972, Generla Sangalis became the Comm Officer of the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines. His battalion was awarded the General Harry Schmidt Trophy as the most outstanding infantry battalion in 1971. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1981. Sangalis served as Director Marine Corps Reserve Support Center, Kansas City, MO until 1983 when his designated mobilization assignment became Assistance Division and Commanding General, 2nd Marine Amphibious Brigade. In 1985, his designated mobilization assignment became Deputy Chief of Staff for Training at Headquarters Marine Corps. General Sangalis was advanced to Major General on May 18, 1995.
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Photograph, Dean's Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/3911. Accessed 03/23/23.