COL Brendan Raymond
COL Brendan C. Raymond was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in June 1996 following graduation from the United States Military Academy. His first assignment was in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a Troop Fire Support Officer, Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Battalion Fire Support Officer. Upon completion of the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course, he was assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He served as a Battalion Fire Support Officer in 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry, Assistant Battalion Operations Officer in 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, and later commanded Charlie Battery prior to the 3rd Brigade’s deployment to Afghanistan in 2004. He assumed command of Fox Battery, 7th Field Artillery during Operation Enduring Freedom IV-V. Upon his return from Afghanistan, he was assigned to the United States Military Academy Department of Military Instruction where his served as the Department Operations Officer and Associate Professor of Military Science.
COL Raymond attended the Naval War College in 2007 and , upon completion of the Command and General Staff College, he was reassigned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky. As the 101st Airborne Division Assistant Fire Support Coordinator, he deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom VIII-IX. Following this deployment, he was assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and served as the Battalion Operations Officer in 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment. He deployed to Afghanistan as the Battalion Operations Officer and later served as the Battalion Executive Officer in combat. Upon redeployment, he became the 2nd Brigade Combat team Executive Officer. In April 2012, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Brigade Executive Officer and served as a combat advisor in Regional Command-East. Upon redeployment, COL Raymond served as the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Deputy Commander.
COL Raymond commanded 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment in the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division and later 101st Airborne Division Artillery. Following command, he was reassigned as the 101st Airborne Division Deputy Fire Support Coordinator. In February 2016, he deployed to Operation Inherent Resolve where he served as the J3 and Fire Support Coordinator for the Division TAC in Erbil, Iraq. Following this deployment, he attended the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA. COL Raymond’s most recent assignment was in U.S. Army Pacific as a division chief in the G37 Theater Exercise Directorate.
COL Raymond has a Bachelor’s Degree from the United States Military Academy in Environmental Science and Systems Engineering. He earned a Master in Public Administration from John Jay College, New York; a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
COL Raymond’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge, Ranger Tab, and Combat Action Badge.
COL Raymond is married and has three children.