Former Army Major Richard “Brett” Simpson was born in Heidelberg, Germany and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. After spending one year at Valley Forge Military College in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Brett attended and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems Engineering. On 27 May 2000, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps.
Brett’s first assignment was a temporary one at Fort Gordon, Georgia where he successfully completed the Signal Officers’ Basic Course. Upon completion of the Basic Course, he was assigned to the 596th Separate Signal Company, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Riley, Kansas where he served one year as a Platoon Leader for the Division’s Node Center 77 and then a little over a year as the Executive Officer for the Company. After serving in the 596th Signal Company, Brett was selected to serve as Aide-de-Camp to the Assistant Division Commander (Support) of the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and Fort Riley. Upon completion of duties in this capacity, Brett was once again assigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia where he completed the Signal Captains’ Career Course. He then completed the Combined Arms and Services Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and returned to Fort Gordon for the Brigade and Battalion S-6 Tactical Communications Course.
Following these assignments and advanced schooling, Brett was stationed overseas where he served for nineteen months as the Brigade Communications Officer for the 4th Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Erlensee, Germany. When he completed his duties as the Brigade Communications Officer, Brett Commanded Headquarters and Headquarters Company for the 141st Signal Battalion, 1st Armed Division in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Following his successful time in Command overseas, Brett was hand-selected to serve as a Board Recorder for the Department of the Army Secretariat for Officer Promotions, Schooling, Command Selections Lists, and Special Selection Boards in Alexandria, Virginia. Brett finished his Honorable Service as a Major assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit in Alexandria and now resides in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Brett has vast experience dealing with civilian entities, Foreign Nationals, military care providers, the Association of Veterans’ Affairs, and Soldiers at all levels. He is also well versed in all aspects of the transition to civilian life from the regimented Military. His “down-to-earth” mindedness, creative thinking and positive attitude are what make him a perfect “go-to” for your needs and the perfect choice to manage our Veterans’ Programs. Service to Veterans drives him on a daily basis to work for you, OUR HEROES!