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Leo A. Brooks, Sr.
Born August 15, 1957(1957-08-15) (age 64)
Place of birth Anchorage, Alaska
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1979–2006
Rank Brigadier General
Commands held Commandant of Cadets
1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division
1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Awards Legion of Merit (2)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (5)
Army Commendation Medal
Relations Major General Leo A. Brooks, Sr. (father)
General Vincent K. Brooks (brother)

Leo A. Brooks, Jr. (born August 15, 1957) is a retired brigadier general of the United States Army. His family is noted for military, as his brother is Army General Vincent K. Brooks and their father Leo A. Brooks, Sr. was a Major General in the United States Army.


Brooks attended Sacramento's Jesuit High School in 1975. He then graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979 and later earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1990. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Maxwell School of Government at Syracuse University as well as a Trustee at Norwich University.

Decorations and awards[]

Brooks' awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (one oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), and Multinational Force and Observers Medal. He is authorized to wear the Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge and Air Assault Badge.


  • “Building a moral and ethical environment is what you have to do to create character in your work world. You have to create leadership that will become trustworthy.” [1]

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