Brad Colbert

United States Marine Corps Gysgt
Born Jul 25, 1974

Brad Colbert is a United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant whose platoon's role in and perception of the 2003 invasion of Iraq was featured in a series of articles in Rolling Stone by Evan Wright. Wright was an embedded reporter who rode in the backseat of Colbert's vehicle during this time until his departure on May 4. Wright later expanded these articles into the book Generation Kill.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Brad Colbert.


1974 Birth Born on July 25, 1974.


1995 - 1998 3 More Events
1999 24 Years Old While there, he deployed with the 11th MEU in 1999 as a point man, and was promoted to Sergeant before reenlisting that same year.
2000 25 Years Old Upon his return in 2000 he attended SERE school and the Basic Airborne Course, and the Summer Mountain Leaders Course.
2001 26 Years Old In 2001 he deployed with the 15th MEU as a team leader and participated in Operation Enduring Freedom after September 11 in 2001.
2002 27 Years Old In 2002, he attended Military Free Fall School and began preparations to deploy with 1st Recon Battalion.
2003 28 Years Old In 2003 he deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a team leader during which he was combat meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant. … Read More
2004 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004 he attended the SNCO Course, the Formal School Instructors Course, and graduated honor graduate of the Winter Mountain Leaders Course.


2007 - 2010 3 More Events
2011 36 Years Old In 2011 he filled the newly created Special Skills Operations Chief for the Marine Detachment Fort Benning and was promoted to Master Sergeant in 2012.
2012 37 Years Old As of October 2012, Colbert is a special skills operations chief at the Army’s airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia. … Read More
2014 39 Years Old In 2014 he received orders to Marine Corps System Command where he currently serves. … Read More
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