Samuel Brick

South Carolina Ambassador
May 3, 2015

Name:  Samuel T. Brick, Jr.

Hometown: Blythewood

E-mail Address:  sbrick2011@gmail.com    

Business Position:  Retired 

Civilian Education:  University of Maryland School of Law (JD, LLB); University of Pennsylvania 

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies:   Blythewood Citizens Watch Homeowners Association (President); Palmetto Chapter, Reserve Officers Association (Treasurer); Retired Army Judge Advocates Association; Windermere Country Club 

Civilian Honors:  Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award; Department of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award 

Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions: Retired: Colonel, 16 June 2002; Staff Judge Advocate, Rear Headquarters CENTCOM; various other active and Reserve position to include leadership and senior staff positions; Command Judge Advocate for Headquarters Area Command, Saigon. 

Name of Spouse and Children: Wife- Mary, Children- Morgan, Alexander, Nathan, and Berin 

Army Reserve Ambassador Samuel T. Brick retired from civil service with over 30 years in in the DoD after serving in various attorney-advisor positions. ARA Brick is the former Director of Legislative Reference for the DoD. He further served in several legislative positions including as Chief Legislative Counsel for the Army. Additionally, he was the Director of the DoD Legislative Reference Service for 14 years. During his Army career, he served as a JAG officer and military judge, counsel and command judge advocate for HQ Area Command, Vietnam.  Among Reserve JAG positions, he served as staff judge advocate for the CENTCOM Rear Headquarters during the First Persian Gulf War. His last Reserve position was as SJA augmentee for USAREUR in Heidelberg.  While serving in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Ambassador Brick transformed the DoD legislative process with a seminal departmental program known as the Omnibus Bill.   He is admitted to practice law before the Maryland Bar and various federal courts to include the Supreme Court. Ambassador Brick wrote “Boots and the Law” about his JAG experiences during the Vietnam era. He currently is President of the Blythewood Citizens Watch and a member of various clubs and organizations while retired with his wife near Columbia, SC.