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FACTSHEET | Oct. 12, 2022

Keith Baranow

Vermont Ambassador

Name:  Keith A. Baranow  

Residence: South Royalton  

E-mail Address:  

Business Position:  Norwich University Assistant Director Employer Partnerships

Civilian Education:  Webster University Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management, Upper Iowa University Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:   Military Police Regimental Association, Association of the United States Army, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion

Military Retirement Date, Rank and Service:  31 January 2022, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army

Name of Spouse and Children: Cheryl (Spouse), Cameron (Son) and Sarah (Daughter)

Army Reserve Ambassador Keith A. Baranow retired from the US Army after 30 years of service.  He initially entered enlisted in 1991, serving as an Infantryman with the Pennsylvania National Guard.  He later transferred to the Regular Army in 1994, serving as a Squad Leader with the 3D US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and as an Instructor with the Military Police School.  After receiving his commission through Officer Candidate School in 2001, he served in a myriad of command and staff positions with several notable units including: the 1st Infantry Division, Criminal Investigation Division, 15th Military Police Brigade and HQ, Department of the Army. He served twice as a Company Commander, Battalion Commander, Deputy Brigade Commander and on the Army Staff.  ARA Baranow deployed three times in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, serving as a Company Commander, International Security Assistance - Afghanistan Force Provost Marshal and Detention Facility Commander.  He is currently the Assistant Director of Employer Partnerships at Norwich University.  In his spare time, he is active is assisting Vermont Veterans obtain access to needed assistance through active support of the VFW and Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.  He was recently appointed to serve on the Governor of Vermont’s Veteran Advisory Board