’79 grad gets a second star

Glenn Bramhall is one of a slew of '79 grads who wear stars.

Glenn Bramhall is one of a slew of ’79 grads who wear stars.

The Spartanburg Herald Journal Staff Reports
April 21, 2014

Glenn A. Bramhall, a resident of Spartanburg, was promoted to the rank of Major General, US Army, in a ceremony held March 9, 2014, in Anderson. Bramhall, a member of the SC Army National Guard, has resided in Spartanburg with his wife, the former Faith Cox, since 1982. He is a 1979 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, where he received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Infantry and then served on active duty for three years in the 24th Infantry Division at Ft. Stewart, GA. In 1985 he joined the S.C. Army National Guard in Newberry, where he has served in a variety of leadership positions, including a deployment to Afghanistan in 2003-2004 as the commander, 3rd Embedded Training Team. While serving as deputy commander of the 263rd Army Air Missile Defense Command in Anderson, SC, he also served as Deputy Commanding General, Air Defense/National Guard, at Ft. Sill, OK, Fires Center of Excellence. His most recent assignment was assuming command of the 263rd AAMDC in March 2014. As the 263rd AAMDC’s commanding general, he also serves as the Deputy Area Air Defense Commander for both the Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command — NORAD (CONR) and the Alaskan NORAD Region (ANR).

Among the many accomplishments and awards, Bramhall has accumulated throughout his decorated military career, he earned two Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal for his service during Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as the Combat Infantryman Badge and Parachutist BaBramhall graduated from Penn Manor High School in Lancaster, PA, in 1975 and The Citadel in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He earned a Master’s degree from the United States War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA, in Strategic Studies in 2006

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