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COL (R) Robert Brand

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USMA '70 

Colonel Robert C. Brand enlisted in the Army on 28 June 1965.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1970 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.  His first assignment was in Viet Nam.

Colonel Brand also served in Thailand and Saudi Arabia.  He was a platoon, battery, battalion, and group commander.  He also had operations and teaching positions.  His military career led him to his second career as a teacher and mentor.

He spent 10 years at a military boarding school where he served as the Senior Army Instructor and Deputy Commandant in charge of character and leader development.  In that capacity, he developed an Honor Code and System based on West Point’s.

Colonel Brand has been married to Debra (Debby) Jean Brand for 38 years.  They have two children and three grandchildren, soon to be four. He is retired in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he continues to mentor former students.