Branch promoted to colonel

Kevin Branch (center) stands in front of the U.S. flag with his father on the right and his mother on the left. His father is tabbing him with his new colonel rank.
Kevin Branch (center) pictured with his parents as he is promoted to the rank of colonel. Photo courtesy of Kevin Branch.

Kevin Branch, MS ME’06, MS EMgt’09, was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Army. Branch enlisted in ROTC at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, where he majored in physics. He was commissioned as an Army field artillery officer in 1998. In 2007, he transferred to the Army Engineer Branch, where he serves as director of public works and regional engineer for the 99th Division. 

Branch earned a master of defense studies degree from the Royal Military College of Canada and a master of national security strategy degree from the National Defense University. He studied at the National War College and Army Command and General Staff College. He earned the Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Gold Badge. 

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