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Dean Laansma, Capture Manager

Dean is a Capture Manager at JetCo Solutions. In this role, he manages capture clients and works collaboratively with JetCo Solutions’ research and proposal management teams to develop comprehensive capture strategies and achieve government sales goals. 

Past Experience

Prior to his role at JetCo Solutions, Dean was an Air Domain Program Analyst at NORAD and US Northern Command in Colorado Springs where he was responsible for requirements and gap analysis as well as strategic planning and mitigation consultation to senior staff. Dean has extensive military experience in aviation, leadership, strategy, planning, and innovative problem-solving. He is a 20-year combat veteran of the U.S. Air Force as an F-16 pilot, logging 2,300+ total flying hours and was deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He also flew the T-6, T-38, and T-37.


Master’s Degree, Military Operations Arts and Sciences | Air University 

Bachelor’s Degree, Basic Sciences | United States Air Force Academy 

Award and Certifications

  • F-16 B-course Distinguished Graduate
  • F-16 B-course Daedalian Leadership Award
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Medal
  • Aerial Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal