|Years of service 1973 - 2008|
Rank Major general
Battles and wars Iraq War
|Name William Brandenburg|
Battles/wars Iraq War
|Allegiance , United States of America|
Commands held 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) 1st Brigade, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) TF-134
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal Legion of Merit Bronze Star Ranger tab
Service/branch United States Army
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.
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.