Colonel Michael F. LaBrecque assumed command of the 401st Army Field Support Brigade
June 24, 2020. He was recently assigned to the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir,
Virginia as the Military Deputy to the J31. Prior to this assignment he was the Army War
College Fellow at Columbia University, New York, New York. He was born in Newport,
Rhode Island and was commissioned into the Infantry following graduation from the United
States Military Academy in 1999. He transferred to the Quartermaster Corps in 2002 prior
to attending the Captains Career Course.
Prior to his arrival at Columbia, COL LaBrecque was the Sustainment Task Force Senior
Observer Coach / Trainer at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana.
He served as the commander, 308th Brigade Support Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade
at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington from June 2015 to May 2017 in support of I Corps.
From 2013 to 2015 he served as the Deputy J4 at Special Operations Command – Pacific,
Camp Smith, Hawaii. From 2011 to 2013 he served 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne
Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina first as the Brigade S4 then as the Brigade Executive
Officer. Prior to attending Command and General Staff College, COL LaBrecque served as
the Battalion S4 then as the Ranger Support Company Commander for 2d Battalion, 75th
Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
COL LaBrecque has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the United
States Military Academy and a Master’s of Science degree in Administration from Central
Michigan University. He is a graduate of the USAWC, CGSC, CLC3 and the Infantry Officers
His awards include the Bronze Star (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious
Service Medal (4), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3), Iraq Campaign Medal (2), Combat
Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Air Assault
Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge; the Quartermaster Saint Martin Award; and the Artillery
Saint Barbara Award.