Colonel Dean K. Farrey commands the 22d Medical Group at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Col Farrey provides operational command and control over two squadrons consisting of 276 personnel in a 90,000 square foot facility serving 12,000 beneficiaries with an annual operating budget of $12,000,000. He advises the wing commander, wing staff agencies, and three group commanders on medical contingency planning and all matters relating to medical care and readiness.

Colonel Farrey is originally from Benton, Wisconsin. He received a direct commission in 2001 and began serving in the Medical Service Corps (MSC) in 2002. He has held a variety of different positions within the medical service and MSC career field, including service as Squadron Commander, Clinic Administrator, Deputy Information Services Division Chief at the Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Group Practice Manager,
Group and Wing Executive Officer, EMEDS Administrator, War Reserve Material Chief, Information Systems Flight Commander and Resource Management Fight Commander. He has joint experience in operational environments with Army and Navy personnel. His most recent assignment was the Chief, Medical Support Division at AFMC. Colonel Farrey is married and has two sons.


  • 1999 Bachelor of Science, Park University
  • 2001 Master of Arts, Webster University
  • 2003 Air and Space Basic Course – In Residence
  • 2005 Squadron Officer School – Correspondence
  • 2006 Squadron Officer School – In Residence
  • 2007 AFIT Education with Industry, Ohio State University
  • 2009 Air Command & Staff College – Correspondence
  • 2013 Air War College – Correspondence


1. May 02 – Nov 03 Resource Management Flight/CC, 45th MDSS, Patrick AFB, FL
2. Nov 03 – Apr 05 Information System Flight/CC, 45th MDSS, Patrick AFB, FL
3. Apr 05 – Oct 06 Chief War Reserve Materiel, 60th MDSS, Travis AFB, CA
- Sept 05 – Jan 06 EMEDS Administrator, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
4. Oct 06 – Aug 07 Group Executive Officer, 60th MDG, Travis AFB, CA
5. Aug 07 – Jul 08 AFIT sponsored EWI Student, Ohio State University, OH
6. Jul 08 – Jul 09 Chief Information Management Branch, AFMOA, Lackland-Kelly, JBSA, TX
7. Jul 09 – Aug 10 Deputy Chief, Information Services Division, AFMOA, Lackland Kelly JBSA, TX
    - Dec 09 – Jun 10 Medical Mentor, NATO Training Mission - Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Camp Eggers, Afghanistan
8. Aug 10 – Mar 11 Group Practice Manager, 359th MDG, Randolph AFB, TX
9. Mar 11 – Jul 12, Wing Executive Officer, 59th MDW, Lackland-Kelly, JBSA, TX
10. Jul 12 – Jul 14, Administrator, 341st Medical Group, Malmstrom AFB, MT
11. Jul 14 – Jul 17, Commander, 19th Medical Support Squadron and Administrator, 19th Medical Group, Little Rock AFB, AR
12. July 17 – July 21, Chief, Health Facilities Division, AFMSA, Lackland-Kelly, JBSA, TX
13. July 21 – May 22, Chief, Medical Support Division, HQ AFMC/SG, Wright-Patterson AFB,OH
14. June 22 – Current, Commander, 22d Medical Group, McConnell Air Force Base, KS


  • Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf cluster
  • Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Army Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster


  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems (CPHIMS), Healthcare Information Management System Society
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Management Institute.


First Lieutenant - January 6, 2002
Captain - November 23, 2003
Major - November 1, 2008
Lieutenant Colonel - November 1, 2013
Colonel - June 1, 2020
(Current as of June 2022)