spent 25 years as a Marine Corps officer, deploying nine times, serving
in 27 countries and spending 49 months overseas. He
commanded at the platoon, company and battalion level, participating in
major operations DESERT STORM in Kuwait, SEA ANGEL in Bangladesh,
HOPE in Somalia, and ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan. He commanded a
forward operating base in Afghanistan and served as the senior U.S.
advisor to the Afghan
Army's 201st Corps Commanding General.
In Washington, DC, Brendan was selected for a one-year fellowship with
Exxon-Mobil, awarded the honor graduate of the Marine Corps School of
Advanced Warfighting, served on the editorial board of Marine Corps
Gazette, and completed a tour at the Pentagon, working for the
Commandant of the Marine Corps' Strategic Initiatives Group and
Quadrennial Review Team. As a joint plans officer at JFCOM, Brendan
served on the
CENTCOM Commander's planning staff headquarters in Qatar. Selected for
Colonel in 2009, Brendan retired from the Marine Corps in 2011.