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Thierry Bras

Title: Assistant Professor of Military Science
Department: Army ROTC
Phone: 803-777-0754
Office: ROTC Center, Room 112
Mr. Bras


LTC(R) Thierry Bras is blessed to be serving as an Assistant Professor of Military Leadership as a MSLII Army ROTC Instructor at the University of South Carolina as a Contractor since September 2018.

He enlisted in the Army in July 1985 as a Combat Engineer Demolition Specialist where he served in the 2nd Infantry Div, 2nd Engineer Bn for a one year tour in Korea.  He was then assigned to the 82nd Airborne Div. 307th Eng Bn.  From that unit he was blessed to receive a 3 year scholarship for ROTC.  He graduated from Shippensburg University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and was commissioned as 2LT in the Engineer Branch.  After graduation he became a City of Wildwood, NJ Police Officer before going on active duty.

His first active duty assignment as a commissioned officer was with the 3rd Infantry Division in Kitizigen, Germany as an Engineer Platoon Leader.  After completing two years in Germany he went into the Florida National Guard, 10th Special Forces Group as 1LT S-3/S-4 which he attending SFAS and the SERE Course.  His civilian occupation was that of an education and training director at a level 6 Juvenile facility which was Faith based where he taught the Word of God to delivery young men from addictive lifestyles. During that time he also taught in private, public and Christian Schools.

As a CPT, he was then assigned to the 32nd Trans Group as an S-4 and then as a HHC Commander which deployed on Operation Iraqi Freedom.  After returning from his deployment he received a position as MLII Instructor / BN XO in Florida Southern College ROTC Department Lakeland, Florida.

He then was assigned to the 2-485th Infantry Bn as a Bravo Company Commander training new recruits in Basic Warrior Combat Training at FT Jackson, SC. He was then assigned to the Chaplain Officer Basic and Advance Course as a Combat Arms Instructor /HHC Commander.

Married (Cindy) with two super children: daughter (Whitley 20) and son (Marcel 14).

 Additional Tours:
  • Action Operations Officer in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Operations and Planner for Warrior Care and Transition in Arlington, Virginia
  • Deputy Commanding Officer in Seoul, Korea
  • Forward Engineering Support Team Commander, FT Worth, TX
Military Education
  •  Command and General Staff College
  • Engineer Basic Officer and Advance Course
  •  Airborne
  • Air Assault School
  • Scout Platoon Leader Course
  • SERE Course
  • SFAS
  • Army Instructor and Small Leader Group Course



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