Command Sergeant Major Robert Orel Dean (2 March 1929 - 11 October 2018) was one of the first whistleblowers. He worked for NATO, at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe), and claims to have seen numerous documents with regard to crashed UFOs etc. while in charge of all of the documents, which included all of the classified material, that had to be translated in the entire SHAPE headquarters. (He worked for the Operations Division first, and then later for the Language Services Branch. Worked at Shape from 1963 till 1967).
From the Exopolitics Institute: Command Sgt Major Robert Dean (ret) had a history that includes forty years of research in the UFO field. He spent twenty-seven years of active duty in the US Army where he retired as Command Sergeant Major after serving as a highly decorated infantry combat veteran. He also served in Intelligence Field Operations and was stationed at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), the military arm of NATO. His Cosmic Top Secret clearance opened the way for his study of the highly controversial document of which he now speaks. Mr. Dean also spent fourteen years as an emergency services manager with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Arizona Pima County Sheriff's Department. He is the former Arizona Assistant Director and Pima County Director for the Mutual UFO Network and is a former member for the UFO studies (CUFOS) and the Ancient Astronauts Society. He also served twelve years as a member of the board of Directors for the Aerial Phenomenon Research Organization (APRO). Mr. Dean majored in ancient history, psychology, and philosophy at Indiana University, completed extensive studies in archeology and theology and holds the equivalent of a masters level degree in Emergency Management. Beyond extensive United States engagements, he has spoken all over the world to share his message, appearing at sponsored events in England, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Hungary and Puerto Rico. He also had countless television, radio, video and news documentary appearances to his credit and has been honored with THREE lifetime achievement awards for his contribution to the field of Ufology.
Robert Dean was a member of the Advisory Board of the Exopolitics Institute.