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Major General William H. Brandenburg
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Major General William H. Brandenburg assumed duties as Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army, Pacific, August 8, 2003. Prior to his present 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. MG Brandenburg has returned to resume duties as Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army, Pacific.

He is a native of South Carolina. He graduated from the Citadel, where he received a commission in Infantry.

Major General Brandenburg was first assigned to the 1st Battalion, 22d Infantry, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). During this three-year assignment, he served in a variety of jobs culminating as the Assistant S-3 (Operations), 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division. After the Armor Officer Advanced Course, he was assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and served as Commander for C Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division; Commander, Combat Support Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division; and Assistant S-3 (Operations), 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. MG Brandenburg's next assignment was as the Materiel Officer, and later Executive Officer, for the Armor Support Battalion (General Support), 13th Support Command (Combat), Fort Hood, Texas. Following an S-3 (Operations) and Executive Officer assignment in the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Calvary Division, MG Brandenburg attended the Command and General Staff College. After CGSC, MG Brandenburg moved to Fort Benning, Georgia where he served as the Chief, Bradley Fighting Vehicle New Equipment Training Team; Doctrine Writer; and Chief, Doctrine Division, United States Army Infantry School. In June 1991, MG Brandenburg assumed command of 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany. Following his command in Germany, MG Brandenburg attended the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and then became the Plans Officer for Programs, Requirements, and Force Structure, J5, United States Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. After his assignment in Hawaii, MG Brandenburg moved to Fort Stewart, Georgia where he commanded the 1st Brigade, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) until August of 1998. Following his brigade command, MG Brandenburg returned to Germany where he became the Chief of Staff, V Corps and later the Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps.

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 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.