LTC J. Brennon Kavanaugh hails from the State of New York. He was commissioned in the United States Army (Distinguished Military Graduate) upon earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering Tech from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York in 2002. He is a recent graduate of the Army War College (Superior Graduate) and currently serves as the 94th AAMDC Chief of Staff.
LTC Kavanaugh’s command assignments include: Commander, 2nd Battalion (Patriot), 43rd Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss TX, Operation Enduring Freedom, Qatar and Bahrain, Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Fort Bliss, TX; Commander, A Battery, 3rd Battalion (Patriot), 43rd Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, TX, Operation Enduring Freedom, Qatar and Kuwait.
LTC Kavanaugh’s previous non-command assignments include: Platoon Leader, 5th Battalion (Bradley), 5th Air Defense Artillery, Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, Alaska, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters, 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command (AAMDC), Fort Bliss, TX, Military Assistant, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Office of Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC, Strategic Planner, Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs (G-8), Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, DC, Battalion S3, 1st Battalion (Patriot), 62nd Air Defense Artillery Fort Hood TX, Operation Enduring Freedom, UAE and Jordan, Brigade S3, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Hood, TX, Deputy Commander, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Hood, TX, Deputy Commander, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss TX.
LTC Kavanaugh holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle, PA and a Master of Science in Policy Management from Georgetown University, Washington, DC. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Office of Secretary Defense Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
LTC Kavanaugh is married and has two children.