Colonel Brent M. Bartos
Brigade Commander

Col Colonel Bartos was born in Houston, Texas and raised throughout the United States and overseas. He graduated from the Singapore American High School in 1986. While in college he was a member of the Indiana Army National Guard from 1984-1986 enrolled in the Simultaneous Membership Program, Martinsville, Indiana. After completing undergraduate studies at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in May of 1990 as a Military Police Officer. His military police assignments include: Platoon Leader of 2/101st Military Police Company, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Executive Officer, Law Enforcement Command, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Platoon Leader 2/101st Military Police Company, Sinai, Egypt; Base Security Officer, 7th Corps Support Group, Taszar, Hungary; Rear Battle Operations Officer, 7th Corps Support Group, Bamberg, Germany; Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 793rd Military Police Battalion, Bamberg, Germany; and Joint Mobilization Officer, Headquarters United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Upon completing initial training as a Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Officer, Colonel Bartos entered the Civil Affairs career field. His Civil Affairs assignments include: Tactical Support Team Leader-21, B Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Mae Rim, Thailand; 1st Special Forces Group Civil Affairs Liaison Officer, Joint Special Operations Task Force, Zamboanga, Philippines; Operations Officer, B Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne); Civil Affairs Strategic Planner, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; C9 Plans Officer, Coalition Forces Land Component Command, Arifjan, Kuwait and Baghdad, Iraq; Detachment Commander, A Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Civil Military Operations Chief, A Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), Quito, Ecuador; Company Commander, A Company, 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne); S3 Operations Officer, 97th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne); Civil Affairs Career Manager, Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia; Chief Civil Affairs, Directorate of Special Operations Proponency, United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School; Commander, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne); and Deputy Commander, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne). After attending Senior Service College at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School in Norfolk, Virginia, Colonel Bartos served as the Special Operations Branch Chief for the United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany.

Colonel Bartos military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic Course, Military Police Officer Advanced Course, Psychological Operations Course, Civil Affairs Course, and Regional Studies Course (RSC) with a Latin American emphasis, and Basic Military Language Course-Spanish. He is a graduate of the Army’s Basic Airborne Course, Jungle Warfare School, Air Assault Course, NATO Staff Officer Orientation Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Command and General Staff Course, the Anti-Terrorism Program Managers Course, and Senior Service College.

Colonel Bartos holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic and Security Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Indiana.