Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Brzak became the Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Oct. 13, 2017.
Brzak is a native of Ashley, Michigan. He enlisted as an Infantryman in the U.S. Army Jan. 16, 1991 and attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Brzak has served in every leadership position in the Infantry from Team Leader through Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include 3rd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, New York; 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, Alaska; 1st Battalion, 504th PIR, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy; 2nd Battalion, 504th PIR, Fort Bragg and 1st Brigade Combat Team, where he was the brigade command sergeant major. His last assignment before arriving at the Maneuver Center of Excellence was as the 25th Infantry Division command sergeant major at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Brzak also served two tours in Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom I and OIF IX) and three tours in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom VI, OEF VIII and OEF XII).
His military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Course, Advanced NCO Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Drill Sergeant School, First Sergeant’s Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (one Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal with two “V” devices, Bronze Star Medal (four OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (four OLC), Army Commendation Medal (four OLC), Army Achievement Medal (one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Navy Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (seventh knot), National Defense Service Medal (one Bronze Star), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (two Bronze Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (two Bronze Stars and Arrowhead Device), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 7), NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Parachutist Wings (with Combat Jump Device), Air Assault Wings and the Drill Sergeant Badge.