COL Brett Funck grew up in New York and was commissioned into the Infantry in 1994 upon graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
After attending the Infantry Officer Basic Course, he served in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, as a Platoon Leader, Assistant S3, and Battalion Adjutant. Following the completion of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, he served as the 2nd Brigade Plans Officer and the Brigade Reconnaissance Troop Commander in Baumholder, Germany. He then moved to Darmstadt Germany, and assumed command of the Long Range Surveillance Company (LRS-C) (Airborne). COL Funck then moved to Camp Smith Hawaii and served as the World Wide Investigative Team Leader for Joint Task Force Full Accounting. Following the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, COL Funck served as the Operations Officer and later as the Executive Officer of 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, within 4th Brigade, 82d Airborne Division. Upon completing his time as Executive Officer, he moved to the Joint Special Operations Command. COL Funck later assumed Command of 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry at Fort Drum, and held that position until returning from Afghanistan in September 2013. Most recently, he served as the Division Operations Officer (G3), 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), and as a student at the Canadian National Security Program.
COL Funck’ s deployments include two deployments to Operation Joint Guardian in Albania and Kosovo, three deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Additionally, in search of our Nation’s Missing in Action, COL Funck deployed to Burma, Papua New Guinea, Laos, Vietnam, China, Fiji, Australia, North Korea, and Europe.
COL Funck earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree, a Master’s Degree, and is a graduate of the National Security Program of Canada. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation for Valor (2OLC), Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab.
COL Brett Funck is married to the former Sheelagh Molloy from Stonehaven, Scotland. They have three children: Connor, Chloe, and Luke.