Colonel Brad A. Bane assumed the duties as commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade June 2020.
He most recently served as the chief of staff of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command located in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and previously served as the Army War College Fellow at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Prior to his assignment at the College of William and Mary, COL Bane commanded the 842nd Transportation Battalion headquartered in Beaumont, Texas. His responsibilities included the shipment of all U.S. military cargo into and out of the Gulf Coast, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. After command, COL Bane was selected to serve as the assistant executive officer for the U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama. Before that, he was in Vicenza, Italy, with the U.S. Army Africa. During his tenure with USARAF, COL Bane served as the G4 mobility operations officer and the secretary of the general staff. Here he supported various exercises and contingency operations on the African continent including Joint Task Force Odyssey Guard, Libya, and Operation United Assistance, Liberia. Prior to his assignment in Vicenza, COL Bane was assigned to Fort Eustis, Virginia, with the 7th Sustainment Brigade. During his tenure there, COL Bane served as a movement control officer with the 382nd Theater Opening Element and the Support Operations and executive officer of the 6th Transportation Battalion “DOERS”. COL Bane also deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom V, and also served as the brigade liaison officer in the U.S. Southern Command headquarters during Operation Unified Response in Haiti. COL Bane was previously assigned to Fort Drum, New York, with the 10th Mountain Division where he served in various positions in the 10th Division Support Command and also the newly formed 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Spartans”. He served as the DISCOM movement control officer; Company D, 710th Main Support Battalion commander; Company F, 710th Brigade Support Battalion commander. He also served as the S4 for the 2-87th Infantry Battalion, and as the SPO plans officer for the 710th BSB. During his tenure at Fort Drum, Colorado, COL Bane supported Operation Enduring Freedom I and IV. His very first assignment was with the 45th Corps Support Group, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he served as a platoon leader, adjutant and movement control commander.
COL Bane was commissioned in the Transportation Corps after graduating from Gannon University in 1997. He received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps after completing his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial management. COL Bane holds master’s degrees in managerial logistics from North Dakota State University and national security and strategic studies, U.S. Naval War College.
COL Bane’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, seven Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, six Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terror Service and Expeditionary Medals, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Air Assault Badge.
He hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is married and has three sons.