William H. Brandenburg
|William H. Brandenburg|
|Born||Elloree, South Carolina|
|Allegiance||, United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1973 - 2008|
|Commands held||1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized)
1st Brigade, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized)
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
William H. Brandenburg is a retired Major General in the United States Army. He last served as Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army, Pacific, August 8, 2003. Prior to his last assignment, he was Deputy Commanding General for Training and Readiness, I Corps and Fort Lewis. From November 29, 2004 until December 1, 2005, he deployed to Iraq as Deputy Commanding General (Detainee Operations) and Commanding General Task Force 134.
He is a native of Elloree, South Carolina. He is a 1973 graduate from The Citadel, where he received a commission in Infantry. He is the son of Brigadier General William H. Brandenburg Sr., (The Citadel, 1943) and Doris Brandenburg who served as a nurse during World War II. He currently resides in Hawaii with his wife Sybil. The couple has one son.
- 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
- Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
- Fort Hood, Texas
- Materiel Officer, Armor Support Battalion (General Support), 13th Support Command (Combat)
- Executive Officer, Armor Support Battalion (General Support), 13th Support Command (Combat)
- S-3 (Operations), 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division
- Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division
- Fort Benning, Georgia
- Germany (June 1991)
- Commander, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), United States Army Europe and Seventh Army
- Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
- Plans Officer for Programs, Requirements, and Force Structure, J5, United States Pacific Command
- Fort Stewart, Georgia
- Commander, 1st Brigade, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) until August 1998
- Chief of Staff, V Corps
- Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps
MG Brandenburg's retirement ceremony was held at Fort Shafter, Hawaii on January 5, 2008 and his retirement became effective on March 1, 2008. The ceremony was hosted by Lieutenant General John M. Brown III, commanding general, United States Army Pacific Command. During the ceremony MG Brandenburg was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal as well as letters of appreciation from President George W. Bush, General George Casey, and General Richard Cody.
Education and Awards
Major General Brandenburg holds a Masters Degree in Management. He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Armor Officer Advanced Course, Ordnance Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Air War College.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Expert Infantryman Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
- Defense Distinguished Service Medal
- Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
- Defense Meritorious Service Medal
- Bronze Star
- Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
- Army Commendation Medal
- Joint Service Achievement Medal
- Expert Infantryman Badge
- Parachutist Badge
- Ranger Tab
- "History, Commanding Generals". United States Army, Pacific. Retrieved 2007-01-03.
- "Citadel Alumni Flag Officers" (PDF). The Citadel. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- SHIRLEY UPTON (2007-02-22). "Elloree native now in charge of U.S. prisons in Iraq". The Times and Democrat. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- "Flying "V" and Retirement Ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. William Brandenburg". US Army Pacific. 2008-01-05. Retrieved 2008-01-08.[dead link]
- Sgt. 1st Class Jason Shepherd (2008-01-05). "USARPAC says goodbye to Deputy Commanding General". US Army Pacific. Retrieved 2008-01-08.[dead link]
MG Geoffrey Miller
|Deputy Commanding General (Detainee Operations) / Commanding General Task Force 134
LTG John D. Gardner