LTC Brandon Boatwright is a native of Aurora, Missouri. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserve as a Military Police Officer and attended training at Fort Leonard Wood.  He then signed an Army ROTC contract with Pittsburg State University (Kansas) and commissioned as an Adjutant General Corps Officer, branch detailed to Field Artillery, attending the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course at FT Sill, Oklahoma, and was assigned to the 1-77 Field Artillery Battalion.

LTC Boatwright’s key assignments include MLRS firing platoon leader; Combat HET Platoon leader in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; 75th Fires Brigade Assistant S1; 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade S1; HHB CDR (FWD)/BDE S1 31st ADA Brigade in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; Alpha Company Commander in the 43d AG Battalion (Reception); 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade S1; resident Command and General Staff College (CGSC); First Infantry Division Deputy G1, deploying to Operation Inherent Resolve with the Division Headquarters; Operations Officer for the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the Deputy G1 of the Combined Arms Center. 

LTC Boatwright’s most recent assignment was as the Department Chair and Professor of Military Science and Leadership at the University of Central Missouri’s Fighting Mules Battalion in Warrensburg, Missouri. 

LTC Boatwright’s awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC); Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC); National Defense Service Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.