William D. Brinkley

BRINKLEY,WILLIAM
William D. Brinkley

William D. Brinkley

Colonel William David Brinkley was commissioned as an Engineer Officer upon graduating from Officer Candidate School 13 January 1984 at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Brigade Engineer, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion S4, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion S1, 78th Engineer Battalion, 7th Engineer Brigade, Ettlingen, Germany; Company Commander, C company, 78th Engineer Battalion, Ettlingen, Germany; Battalion S3, 78th Engineer Battalion, 7th Engineer Brigade, Ettlingen, Germany; Observer Controller, Operations Group, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California; Tactics Instructor, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Chief of Doctrine, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Chief, G3 Future Ops, 1st Cavalry Division, Bosnia Herzegovina; Battalion XO, 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Brigade S3, Engineer Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Deputy Commander, 937th Engineer Group, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion Commander, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Ramadi, Iraq; Battalion Commander, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer, Training and Doctrine Command Fort Monroe, Virginia. | His military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Achievement Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Good Conduct Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, National Defense Service Medal with Star and NATO Medal.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Deputy Chief of Staff, Engineer | Training and Doctrine Command | Fort Monroe, Virginia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    2009

  • Branch Of Service

    Engineer

  • HF ID #

    HF_02456