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LTC Eric D. Brunken

Commanding Officer of the 720th MP Battalion, 89th MP Brigade
9 July 2010 to 28 February 2013.

        On 9 July 2010 LTC Brunken received command of the Battalion from LTC David J, Segalla, Jr.

On 28 February 2013 LTC Brunken passed command to LTC David D. Stender.



     Lieutenant Colonel Eric D. Brunken was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps in 1993 through the Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. LTC Brunken's military assignments include Team Leader, 552nd and 463rd MP Companies (S. Korea and Ft. Leonard Wood, MO); Platoon Leader, 549th MP Company, Aide de Camp to the USARSO DCG and Battalion Training officer, 92nd MP Battalion (Republic of Panama); Asst S3, 720th MP Battalion, Commander, 411th MP Company, and S4, 720th MP Battalion (Ft. Hood, TX); Intern to the Joint Staff (J7) and Army Staff (DCSPER) (Pentagon); S4, 18th MP Brigade and XO, 793rd MP Battalion (Iraq, Mannheim and Bamberg Germany); MP Field Grade Assignment Officer, Chief, MP Branch, and Chief, Retention Branch (Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, VA).

    LTC Brunken holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma. His military education includes the Military Police Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Airborne and Air Assault School, Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the Army Command and General Staff Officer Course.

     LTC Brunken's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War to Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Services Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal (Bosnia), Army Staff and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badges.

    LTC Brunken is married to the former Krista M. Johnson of Pataskala, Ohio. They have 2 Dachshunds, Bailey, 8, and Baxter, 4.

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