William H. Brandenburg

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William H. Brandenburg
File:William H. Brandenburg.jpg
Born Elloree, South Carolina
Allegiance United States, United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1973 - 2008
Rank Major General
Unit Retired
Commands held 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized)
1st Brigade, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized)
Battles/wars Iraq War
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Ranger tab

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.

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Preceded by
MG Geoffrey Miller
Deputy Commanding General (Detainee Operations) / Commanding General Task Force 134
Succeeded by
LTG John D. Gardner