Brigadier General Timothy Brennan (Photo by Sgt. Bethany L. Huff)
A native of Philadelphia, Brig. Gen. Tim Brennan was commissioned through Temple University ROTC in 1996. He served as an Infantry Officer before transferring to the Civil Affairs Branch in 2003. His military education includes completion of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Civil Affairs Qualification Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College. He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History, a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
Brig. Gen. Brennan has held a variety of leadership positions and deployed five times during his 27-years of military service. His previously assigned positions include Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Battalion Logistics Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, Division Comptroller, Battalion Commander, Chief of Operations for a Civil Affairs Command supporting operations in Europe and Africa, and the Chief of Staff for the 80th Training Command (The Army School System) in Richmond, Virginia. He was previously assigned as the Deputy Commanding General – Support for the 99th Division (Readiness) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. In this role, Brig. Gen. Brennan assisted the Commanding General in providing Base Support Operations to ensure mission readiness of over 44,000 Soldiers in 19 Major Subordinate Commands, 550 units, across the Northeastern 13 state area of responsibility.
Brig. Gen. Brennan is currently assigned as the Commanding General of the 353d Civil Affairs Command (CACOM) in Staten Island, NY - one of four Army Civil Affairs Commands in the US Army. The 353d CACOM plans expeditionary Civil Affairs Operations and enables Civil-Military Operations in support of US European Command, US Africa Command, and as directed globally to shape the operational environment civil-component and further US national interests.
Brig. Gen. Brennan’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, the Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and several other awards. He and his family reside in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania.