Marine Corps general returns to address ROTC graduates

Author: Shannon Chapla


Brig. Gen. Michael M. Brogan, a 1980 University of Notre Dame graduate and commander of the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, Va., will deliver the Commissioning Ceremony address to Notre Dame ROTC students at 9 a.m. Saturday (May 19) in the Joyce Center.

Brogan served as commander of Company A, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and also has served as an assault amphibious platoon commander and guard platoon commander.He was a logistics officer at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch at Camp Pendleton, Calif., and manager of the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle Survivability Program in Quantico, where he later served as the product group director of Infantry Weapons Systems and manager of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Program.

Brogans military education includes the Assault Amphibian Officer Course, Advanced Communications Officer Course, Program Management Course and Marine Corps Command and Staff College.He earned a masters degree in business from Webster University and a masters degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University.

Brogan’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Navy Achievement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.

A total of 63 officers from Notre Dames ROTC unitsthe Army, 22; the Air Force, 20; the Navy, 20; and the Marines, 1will be commissioned.

Contact: Maj. Tyrone Theriot, assistant professor of naval science, 574-631-6061,

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