Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve

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Brigadier General Xavier Brunson is the Chief of Staff, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command.

Brigadier General Xavier Brunson was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Hampton University in 1990. He has held numerous leadership assignments from platoon leader to brigade commander.

Upon selection for promotion to Brigadier General, he served as the Assistant Commanding General Support, United States Army Special Forces Command (now 1st Special Forces Command) (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC, and Operation Inherent Resolve.

Following completion of his duties, Brigadier General Brunson was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General-Operations, 10th Mountain Division (Light) at Fort Drum, NY. Brigadier General Brunson also served as the Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC. He has deployed numerous times in support of both contingency and named operations.

Brigadier General Brunson holds a B.A in Political Science from Hampton University, a M.A. in Human Resources from Webster University, and a M.S. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.