Steven D. Breton
Colonel, Military Intelligence
COL Breton was commissioned in the Regular Army and graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at Fordham University, Bronx, New York, in May 1990. He served in numerous tactical, operational, and training assignments in his 19-year active duty career, following an educational delay to pursue a graduate degree
COL Breton served his initial assignment with the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York, with duty as a Platoon Leader, Assistant Battalion S3, Division Cavalry Squadron S2 and Squadron S3. During his tenure at Fort Drum, COL Breton deployed with 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT) to Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of OPERATION UPHOLD DEMOCRACY (1994) where he served as a HUMINT Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer. Colonel Breton later served with the 302nd Military Intelligence Battalion (Operations); the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade, Heidelberg, Germany, with duty as the V Corps Analysis and Control Element (ACE) Targeting Officer and deployed with the Corps Headquarters to Tirana, Albania as part of Task Force Hawk in support of OPERATION ALLIED FORCE (1999). Upon his return, he served as the Company Commander for Alpha Company, 302nd MI Battalion. Returning to the United States, he was subsequently assigned to an Active Component/Reserve Component (AC/RC) position with the 1st Simulations Exercise Group (SEG), 78th Division, Edison, New Jersey, as a Senior Intelligence Trainer. COL Breton served his follow-on assignment with the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia where he deployed to Iraq in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (2004-2005) in support of the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade (Airborne) with duty as the Targeting Officer and later J2, for the Joint Interagency Task Force - High Value Individuals (JIATF-HVI) at Camp Victory, Iraq. Upon his return, COL Breton served as the 297th MI Battalion S3 before assuming duties as the Deputy Director for the Theater Ground Intelligence Center-Central. From December 2007 to December 2009, COL Breton commanded the 297th Military Intelligence Battalion (Operations) followed by a brief deployment to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, where he served as the G2 Forward, United States Army Central (USARCENT). COL Breton recently returned from a deployment to Iraq in support of OPERATION NEW DAWN (2011) where he served as the Director, J2 Analysis & Production for United States Forces-Iraq.
COL Breton’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fordham University, Bronx, New York and a Master of Arts in Political Science from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Counterintelligence Agent Course, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, and Senior Service College as a US Army War College Fellow at the Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale (IHEDN), l’Ecole Militaire, in Paris, France.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), and various other campaign medals, ribbons, and unit awards.