Major General Xavier Brunson graduated from Hampton University and was commissioned into the Infantry in May 1990.
His initial assignment was Charlie Company, 3d Battalion (Mechanized, 12th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Division where he served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer.
He also served as Aide-de-Camp to the Assistant Division Commander, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.
Major General Brunson commanded Charlie Company, 3d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, and the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (Airborne), XVII Airborne Corps.
As a General Officer, he served as Assistant Commanding General (Support), United States Army Special Forces Command (now 1st Special Forces Command) (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC and Operation Inherent Resolve, and Deputy Commanding General (Operations), 10th Mountain Division (Light) at Fort Drum, NY.
Major General Brunson's previous position was as the Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, Iraq and XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC.
Major General Brunson's previous positions was the Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force -- Operation Inherent Resolve, Iraq and XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC.
Major General Brunson holds a B.A in Political Science from Hampton University, a M.A. in Human Resources from Webster University, and a M.S. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
Major General Brunson's operational assignments include Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Freedom's Sentinel, and Operation Inherent Resolve.
Major General Brunson is married to Colonel (Retired) Kirsten Brunson and they have two daughters and a son.