LIEUTENANT COLONEL MATTHEW BRAMAN
LTC Matt Braman received a Regular Army Commission to the Aviation Branch from Norwich University in 1995. Upon Completion of Flight School he was assigned to the 82d Airborne Division from 1996-1999. While assigned, his duties included HHC BDE XO, Support Platoon Leader, and Assault Helicopter Platoon Leader. After attending the Aviation Captains Career Course, he was assigned to the 1-228th AVN Regt, Republic of Honduras as Assistant Operations Officer and Commander of Company A (UH-60) from 2000-2002. Upon leaving Honduras he assessed and was assigned to 3rd BN, 160th SOAR(A) at Hunter AAF, GA from 2002-2006 serving as MH60L Assault and MH-60L DAP Platoon Leader and Operations Officer. In 2006 he attended the Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, RI before returning to the 160th SOAR(A). From 2007-2012 he served as Operations Officer and then Commander of the Regimental Operational Assessment Element (ROAE), 160th SOAR(A).
LTC Braman has deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) in multiple theaters from 2002 till present. He is a Master Aviator qualified in the OH-58C, UH-60A/L/M, MH-60L, MH-60L DAP aircraft. His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Bronse Star, Meritorious Service Medal(2OLC) and Air Medal (6). He has been awarded the Senior Parachutist Badge and the Combat Action Badge. He is a graduate of Jumpmaster Course, Sere-C(High Risk), and the Special Operations Training Course. He holds a BS in Communications from Norwich University and a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.