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Department of History : Display Biographical Details

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MAJ Brett Lea

Instructor and Military Division Counselor
US Army
Army Branch:
Air Defense Artillery

Contact Information:
Office Location: TH 157C
Phone: 845.938.2537

MAJ Brett Lea is an Instructor of Military History and the Academic Counselor for the Military Division. He received his commission as an Air Defense Artillery Officer in 2003 after serving as an enlisted Soldier for two years at Fort Stewart, GA.  His initial assignment was with 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC, serving as a Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer, and Battalion S1.  In 2006, he attended the Armor Captain’s Career Course at Fort Knox, KY, followed by an assignment as an Assistant Team Chief for 1-6-2 Military Transition Team (MiTT) out of Fort Riley, KS. The team deployed to Iraq in 2007 serving in Baghdad, Numaniyah, and Samarra. He next took command of a Basic Combat Training Company with 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson followed by an assignment as the battalion’s Operations Officer. He next attended the University of South Carolina from 2010 to 2012, earning a Master’s Degree in History before being assigned to West Point.  Besides his duties as an instructor and counselor, MAJ Lea led two staff rides to Normandy and is the Officer-in-Charge of the Men’s Volleyball team.