Colonel Brian A. Jacobs is the Garrison Commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton, the only active-duty military installation in the NYC area. He leads a 130-member team, providing base operating support to the military community and stakeholders as well as the estimated 100,000 Soldiers, families, and veterans in the New York City area of operations. Additionally, Fort Hamilton supports on order Defense Support of Civil Authorities, ready to aid and assist the military and our interagency partners with current operational requirements, natural disasters, or national emergencies.
Colonel Jacobs earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Geography and received his commission through the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1999. He also earned a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from Georgia Tech in 2008. Throughout his 23-year-career, Colonel Jacobs has held a variety of strategic, operational, and combat positions, to include platoon leader, battalion, and division staff positions. At his last assignment, he served in the Senior Leader Division - Colonels Management Office as a Human Resource Manager, responsible for overseeing future assignments and career planning for 150 Army colonels. At his most recent operational assignment, he was the Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Casey in the Republic of Korea. Prior to this command assignment, he deployed to Qatar and served as the Deputy Commanding Officer for the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in support of Operation Spartan Shield. In 2009, he completed a one-year combat deployment in Iraq as an Advisor to the Iraqi Border Police with 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.
Colonel Jacobs’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Staff Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Parachutist Badge. He is also a graduate of the Army War College, Command and General Staff College, the Air Defense Captains Career Course, and Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course.
Colonel Jacobs is married to Tiffany (Markey) and has two sons, Reece and Casey.