Land Component Commander, Command Sergeant Major

Command Sgt. Major Brian P. Branley 

Command Sergeant Major Branley was born in 1965 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He enlisted into the Massachusetts Army National Guard at the age of 17 and was assigned to the 26th Military Police Company, Boston, MA. 

Military Education:

Anti-Terrorism Officer Course
Non- Lethal Force Instructor Course
Special Reaction Team Course
Primary Leadership Development Course
Basic NCO Course, Advanced NCO Course
United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (Class 35)

Civilian Education:

Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College in 1992. 


Military Policeman
Military Police Team Leader
Squad Leader
26th Military Police Company
Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant 747th Military Police Company
Operations Sergeant and First Sergeant 747th Military Police Company
First Sergeant 26th Military Police Company
Operations Sergeant Major, 211th Military Police Battalion
Command Sergeant Major 211th Military Police Battalion
Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Camp Edwards
Land Component Command Sergeant Major


Operations Sergeant, Bagram Afghanistan Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF-2)
Operations Sergeant Balad Airfield, Iraq Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 1)
Command Sergeant Major Taji Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10 (OIF 09-10) 

Awards and decorations:

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster
Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Commendation Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Navy Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terror Service Medal
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Valorous Unit Award
Command Sergeant Major Branley has also been awarded the Military Police Marechaussee Medal.

Civilian Employment:

Command Sergeant Major Branley is employed by the Cambridge Police Department, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He graduated the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council Police Academy in June of 1989 and his current assignment is the Major Crime Unit. 

Command Sergeant Major Branley resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and has four children Patrick, Elena, Sarah, and Michael.

(Current as of April 2019)

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