McGuire named senior military instructor


Master Sgt. Brandon McGuire has been named a Senior Military Instructor for the Marshall University Army ROTC, according to Lt. Col. Cloyd Lilly, professor and chair of the Department of Military Affairs.   He began his duties in July.

A native of Olathe, Kansas, McGuire entered the U.S. Army in 1998 and received his infantry basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Georgia. In previous assignments he was located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Richardson, Alaska; Camp Casey, South Korea; Fort Polk, Louisiana.; Fort Monmouth,New Jersey, and Fort Riley, Kansas. McGuire has conducted combat operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

He is a graduate of the Warrior Leader Course, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, the First Sergeant’s Course and Joint Firepower Controller Course.

McGuire’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medial with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 bronze stars, Korea Defense Service ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NATO Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon with Bronze 3, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.