Department Commandant Brian Brooks
My name is Brian Brooks. I served with Lima 3/10 and deployed with them to Ramadi Iraq as provisional infantry in 2004 / 2005 and then Alpha 1/10 with a tour to Al Taqaddum Iraq as convoy security 2006 / 2007. I extended my enlistment so I could deploy to Helmand Province Afghanistan as artillery attached to BLT 1/6 & the 24th MEU in 2008. I was Honorably Discharged as a Corporal and a short time later promoted to Sergeant in the IRR.
I joined the Oak Ridge Detachment in 2008 shortly after I exited the Marine Corps, and have served as Junior Vice Commandant, Senior Vice Commandant and Commandant multiple times.
I began attending the Department of Massachusetts meetings in 2017 after the State Convention at the suggestion of Division Vice Commandant Dave Porter and PNC Jim Laskey. In regards to the Department of Massachusetts I have served as the Sergeant at Arms, Judge Advocate, and then a speedy transition to Junior Vice and Senior Vice due to circumstances. I am 100% about furthering the best interests of the Marine Corps League and ensuring it's goals are met into the future, and that is what I aim to do so long as I am a Department Officer.
I enjoy the camaraderie of being around fellow Marines and Veterans in general. I consider myself "A Detachment Marine" first and foremost.