Command Sgt. Maj. Brandi N. Whitman was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised in Tonopah, Nevada. She enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 14, 1995, and completed Flight Operations Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, in April 1995.
Whitman has served in a variety of duty and leadership positions from Flight Operations through Battalion Command Sergeant Major. Her assignments include: Flight Operations in Camp Humphrey, Korea; S1,S2,S3 NCOIC in Katterbach, Germany; Brigade and Battalion S3 NCOIC at Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Brigade Aviation Element NCOIC and first sergeant in 2 BCT, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Operations OC/T and Battalion S3 NCOIC at Fort Hood, Texas; Class #64 USASMA, Fort Bliss, Texas; Battalion Command Sergeant Major 2-25th AVN Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. She has four deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-4, 2005-6, 2007-8, 2011).
Whitman’s military education and training includes: all levels of Primary Military Education, Battle Staff Course, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Aviation Accident Prevention, Aviation Life Support Equipment Training, Joint Fire Power Course, Sexual Harassment Assault Response Program, Master Resiliency Trainer, and Pre-Command Course. Whitman holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Management from Franklin University.
Whitman’s Military awards consist of: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal (3), Army Good Conduct Medal (7), National Defense Service Medal with one Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 6 Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon W/5, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon W/6, Master Aircrew member Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Drivers Badge, Meritorious Unit Award (3).
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