LTC Brittany SimmonsBattalion Commander, US Army Recruiting Battalion
LTC Brittany Simmons, a native of Katy, TX, entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in June 1998. In June 2002, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in American Politics and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Military Police Corps. After attending the Officer Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, she reported to her first assignment as a Platoon Leader in the 230th Military Police Company, 95th Military Police Battalion in Kaiserslautern, Germany. As a platoon leader, she led, trained, deployed, and redeployed her platoon to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II from February 2004 to February 2005. After the MP Captains Career Course, in 2006, at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, she joined the 89th Military Police Brigade Staff as an Assistant S-3. LTC Simmons deployed with the 89th MP BDE HQs to Iraq from August 2006 to November 2007 where she served as the Brigade S3 Battle Captain and the Brigade S3 Chief of Operations conducting Police Transition Team operations throughout Iraq. From September 2008 to April 2010, she commanded the 178th Military Police Law Enforcement Detachment at Ft. Hood providing a diverse team of specialized Military Police conducting daily law enforcement support to Ft. Hood and supporting contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan with MP Military Working Dog teams.
After successful command, she attended graduate school at the University of California, San Diego from July 2010-May 2012, where she earned a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science. She then served as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY where she taught American Politics to cadets as a faculty member in the Department of Social Sciences from June 2012-June 2014. In July 2014, LTC Simmons was assigned as the Battalion S3 in the 508th Military Police Battalion (Detention) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA where she served until May 2015. From May 2015-August 2016, she served as the Brigade S3 for the 42nd Military Police Brigade, comprised of a Combat Support MP BN, a Detention MP BN, and one of the Army’s largest Combat Sustainment Support Battalions (CSSB). She then, from September 2016-May 2019, served as the Initial Case Management Team Chief in the Army’s Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Division and the Executive Officer of the
Leader Development Division, Officer Personnel Management Division at Army Human Resources Command at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal w/OLC, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 4 OLC, Army Commendation Medal w/OLC, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense
Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon w/numeral 3, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and Meritorious Unit Commendation w/OLC. She has earned the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Army Recruiter Badge, and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. She was awarded the Order of the Marechaussee, in Bronze, in May 2015 by the Military Police Corps Regimental Association.
LTC Simmons is married to Major John “Jack” Simmons (US Air Force Reserves). Together, they have two sons, Peter and Luke. She enjoys adventures with the family, long distance running, CrossFit, triathlons, cooking, and is passionate about individual and organizational leadership development.
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