Darcy A. Brewer (’85)

Category: Army ROTC Alumni Council Hall of Fame | Communities

Colonel Darcy Brewer graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in June 1985 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in infantry. After infantry officer basic course, Airborne School, and Ranger School, he commanded Charlie Company, 1st Bn, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, Brewer served as executive officer of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 502nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, which surged to defeat the enemy at Mosul. After redeployment, Brewer commanded the 6th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp Rudder, which comprises the Florida phase of Ranger School. He commanded the Presidio of Monterey Garrison, then served as deputy and then acting director, central region, installation management command. Brewer concluded his 29-year military career in 2014, culminating service as deputy director of operations, assistant chief of staff, installation management command.

Following retirement from active duty, Brewer has served as senior project manager for the Army Historical Foundation to plan, coordinate, and construct the National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, which opened in November 2020. He currently manages the construction of the Warriors’ Plaza and Field, an exterior element of the National Museum of the United States Army.

Brewer and his partner, Jennifer Fraley, live in Haymarket, Virginia.