1st Brigade Combat Team Commander
Colonel Trevor J. Bredenkamp
Colonel Trevor J. Bredenkamp was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry in 1992 after graduating from the United States Military Academy.
Following attendance at the Infantry Officer Basic Course, COL Bredenkamp served as a Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader and Battalion S-1 in 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment from 1993-1996. After attending the Infantry Officers Advance Course, he reported to the Republic of Korea and served as the Commander, United Nations Honor Guard Company and Commander, A Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry from 1996-1999.
From 1999-2002, COL Bredenkamp served as a Platoon, Company, and Maneuver Battalion Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Returning to Fort Bragg in 2003, he served as the G-3, Chief of Training, 82nd Airborne Division, deploying in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He then served as S3, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and S-3, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division deploying in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
From June 2006 through June 2008, COL Bredenkamp served as the Aide-de-camp to the Commander, US Army Forces Command and subsequently the Commander, International Security Assistance Force, North Atlantic Treaty Organization deployed to Afghanistan. From October 2008 through October 2010 COL Bredenkamp commanded 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Task Force White Devil during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. After command, COL Bredenkamp served as the Deputy Commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. His most recent assignment was as the Deputy Director of the Soldier for Life Program, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army.
He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, M.A. from Louisiana State University, and an M.S. from the National War College.
Brigade Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Scott A. Brzak
Command Sergeant Major Scott A. Brzak enlisted in the military as an infantryman and attended basic and advanced individual training January 16, 1991 at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
CSM Brzak’s assignments include tours with 1-501st PIR, Ft. Richardson, AK; 1-504th PIR, Ft. Bragg, NC; 3-13th IN, Ft. Jackson, SC; 2-503rd PIR, Camp Ederle, Italy; and most recently as the Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division. CSM Brzak’s combat tours include: two tours in Iraq (OIF I and OIF IX), three tours in Afghanistan (OEF VI, OEF VIII, and OEF XII), and a three month Operation in Somalia.
CSM Brzak has served in every leadership position to include Team Leader, Squad Leader, Airborne Infantry Platoon Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, and currently Brigade Command Sergeant Major.
CSM Brzak's military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic NCO Course, Advance NCO Course, First Sergeants Course, the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, Airborne School, Jump Master School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Drill Sergeant School, Jungle Warfare School, Basic Mountaineering Course, and Master Fitness Course.
CSM Brzak’s awards and decorations include the BSMV (x2), BSM (x3), MSM (x4), ARCOM (x5), AAM (x6), Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National Defense Service Medal (x2), GWOT-EM, GWOT-SM, NCOPD (x4), Overseas Service Ribbon (x4), Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Drill Sergeant Badge.