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COL Brian M. Cavanaugh


US Army Accessions Support Brigade

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Colonel Cavanaugh has spent over 27 years in a variety of command and staff assignments with both conventional and special operations forces.  He has deployed in numerous contingency operations, including Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq.  He has also supported other various contingency operations throughout Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. Colonel Cavanaugh holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, and a Master of Science Degree in International  Relations from Troy University as well as a Masters Degree of International and Strategic Studies from the United States Air War College.  Colonel Cavanaugh's military education includes the Field Artillery Officer's Basic and Advanced Courses, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School's Psychological Operations Course, Regional Studies Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the Air War College, Air University.


Early in his career, Colonel Cavanaugh was a Platoon Leader with 2/18th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  He was then assigned as the Division Assistant Fire Support Officer, 6th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.  He then served as a Commander for a 105mm howitzer Battery in 4/11 Field Artillery, and Infantry Battalion Fire Support Officer in 1/17 Infantry, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.


Colonel Cavanaugh arrived at Fort Bragg, NC where he served as Operational Detachment Commander, Company Commander, and Battalion Executive Officer in 8th PSYOP Battalion (Airborne). Following his assignment in the 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) he served at United States Army Central and the Army Staff.  Colonel Cavanaugh then commanded the 3rd Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne). Following his Battalion Command, he then served as PSYOP Branch Chief, Information Operations Division Chief, and finally the Chief of Current Operations (CHOPs) at United States Army Central. After graduating from the United States Air War College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Colonel Cavanaugh’s last assignment was commander, 8th PSYOP Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, NC.


Colonel Cavanaugh's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal.  His foreign awards include the German Parachutist Badge.


Colonel Cavanaugh is married to LaDonna of Columbia, South Carolina and they have two sons, Peyton, who is a junior at The Citadel and Tanner who is a senior in high school.


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