Brad Colbert
United States Marine Corps GySgt
Brad Colbert
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.
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Murder defendant invokes right to be own attorney - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Wanting a fair trial, the judge or prosecution may feel the need to "represent" the defendant, said attorney Brad Colbert, an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul and a state public defender. Concern about an unfair trial
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Alexander Skarsgård: Fehlschläge sind wichtig - Fan-Lexikon
Google News - over 5 years
Der schwedische Akteur ('Melancholia') wurde als sexy Vampir Eric Northman in der TV-Serie 'True Blood' und als Brad Colbert in der Miniserie 'Generation Kill' berühmt. Doch trotz dieser großen Erfolge ist der Star fest davon überzeugt,
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Alexander Skarsgard: My military training has helped me in my career - Examiner.com
Google News - almost 6 years
"But I can't take credit for those lines, those were the real Brad Colbert, who I played. He's such a hard-core marine, no bullshit, super intelligent, a leader of men, and an alpha male, but he was so dry and funny." The athletic 6'4" Alexander,
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What's On Tonight
NYTimes - over 8 years
7:00 P.M. (NBC) THE AMERICAN DREAM WITH JIM CRAMER Just as soaring fuel prices and plummeting home values cause visions of the American dream to fade, Mr. Cramer finds signs of economic life in Nascar racing. In this one-hour special Mr. Cramer, above, the host of ''Mad Money W/Jim Cramer'' on CNBC, travels to Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte,
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TV REVIEW | 'GENERATION KILL'; Comrades in Chaos, Invading Iraq
NYTimes - over 8 years
Restraint can be as important to a serious television drama as it is to art collecting or the dinner table. Particularly when the subject is as raw as war, sentimentality or florid emotionalism can offend and even repel viewers. Its exercise can be a sign of respect and sensitivity, but it can also seem smug, a veiled form of one-upmanship.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brad Colbert
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 39
    In 2014 he received orders to Marine Corps System Command where he currently serves.
    More Details Hide Details Master Sergeant's personal decoration include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with V (gold star in lieu of third award). Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (gold star in lieu of fourth award), and the Combat Action Ribbon (gold star in lieu of second award). Colbert is a speaker on post-combat stress issues for the Heroes and Healthy Families organization. Colbert is Jewish. Notes Bibliography
  • 2012
    Age 37
    As of October 2012, Colbert is a special skills operations chief at the Army’s airborne school at Fort Benning, Georgia.
    More Details Hide Details He is responsible for "making sure that Marines who attend the program receive the necessary skills and meet their requirements. He also regularly leaps from C-130s to reinforce proper jump techniques." This following Information was provided by MSgt Colbert himself and is most up-to-date as of May 2014:
  • 2011
    Age 36
    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 35
    Upon his return in 2010 he attended the SNCO Course before executing orders to Fort Benning, GA as a jumpmaster instructor and graduated from Military Free Fall Jumpmaster Course.
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  • 2008
    Age 33
    In 2008 he graduated Jumpmaster School, the Dynamic Breachers Course, and the Breachers Instructors Course before deploying with the 11th MEU in 2009.
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  • 2007
    Age 32
    In 2007, he was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant and assigned as a platoon sergeant in Charlie Company where he again deployed to Iraq in support of OIF.
    More Details Hide Details Upon his return, he served as the Company Gunny Sergeant for Headquarters and Service Company until being assigned as a Platoon Sergeant for 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, attached to the 11th MEU.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 29
    In April 2004 he assigned to 10th Training Squadron, 1st Assault Group Royal Marines, in Poole, England as part of the exchange program.
    More Details Hide Details Upon his return he was assigned to 1st Force Recon Company and attended the Multi-Mission Parachute System Transition Course before being assigned to 1st Recon Battalion. While serving as a team leader in the newly created Delta Company, he attended the Emergency Medical Technician Course.
    In 2004 he attended the SNCO Course, the Formal School Instructors Course, and graduated honor graduate of the Winter Mountain Leaders Course.
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  • 2003
    Age 28
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Upon his return he was voted as team leader of the year by the Force Recon Association and selected as NCO of the Year by the 1st Marine Division Association.
  • 2002
    Age 27
    In 2002, he attended Military Free Fall School and began preparations to deploy with 1st Recon Battalion.
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  • 2001
    Age 26
    In 2001 he deployed with the 15th MEU as a team leader and participated in Operation Enduring Freedom after September 11 in 2001.
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  • 2000
    Age 25
    Upon his return in 2000 he attended SERE school and the Basic Airborne Course, and the Summer Mountain Leaders Course.
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  • 1999
    Age 24
    While there, he deployed with the 11th MEU in 1999 as a point man, and was promoted to Sergeant before reenlisting that same year.
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  • 1998
    Age 23
    He was meritoriously promoted to Corporal in 1998 and received orders to 1st Recon Company, Camp Pendleton, CA October that same year.
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  • 1996
    Age 21
    He graduated the Basic Reconnaissance Course in 1996 and Marine Combatant Dive School in 1997 and deployed with the 31st MEU, and a SPMAGTF to China.
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  • 1995
    Age 20
    Master Sergeant Brad Colbert enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 1995, attended Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, and was trained as a rifleman at the School of Infantry where he graduated as a meritorious Lance Corporal in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details Following SOI he received orders to 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Recon Company, Okinawa Japan.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1974.
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