Mr. Brad Stewart assumed the position of Deputy to the Garrison Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McCoy, Wis. in June 2020. He served previously as the Director, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.
He is a graduate of Leon High School, Tallahassee, Fla. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. and a master’s degree from the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, Calif. His military education includes Air Assault School, Airborne School, Ranger School, Armor Officer Basic Course, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, Combined Arms Staff College, Cavalry Leaders Course, Armor Officer Advance Course and Command and General Staff College.
Stewart received his commission as a Cavalry and Armor Officer in 1988 and was assigned with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) in Germany as a tank, scout, and support platoon leader. In 1990, he deployed to Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His next assignment was with the 2nd ACR, Fort Lewis, Wash. where he assisted in the unit’s relocation to Fort Polk, La. serving as commander of F Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd ACR. Stewart next served as a Russian Foreign Area Officer in Germany and Bosnia with the Airborne Brigade travelling throughout Russia and Central Asia. Follow-on assignments include I Corps Current Operations Officer, Operations Officer,1-33 Armor Battalion and Executive Officer, 2-14 Cavalry Squadron, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker), Fort Lewis, Wash. His next assignment was with the Pacific Command as the J-35 Crisis and Contingency Action Planner. Before retiring in 2008, he served with the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. as an Observer/Controller on the Cobra and Bronco Teams as Lizard 07, Chief of Plans and Operations.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal.