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COLONEL MONICA M. BROUSE

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Colonel Brouse is currently assigned to the 132nd Mission Support Group, Iowa Air National Guard, Des Moines, Iowa where she serves as the Commander.

Colonel Brouse enlisted with the 132d Fighter Wing, in Des Moines on 31 May 1987 as a Personnel Specialist. Upon returning from Basic Training and technical training, she was selected as a full time employee at the Human Resources Office at Camp Dodge. In 1995 she was selected for a commission and attended the Academy of Military Science and graduated on 16 November 1995. In November 2000, Colonel Brouse was selected as the Director of Personnel/Mission Support Flight Commander at the 132nd Fighter Wing. She remained in that position until March 2008, when she was selected as the Military Personnel Management Officer at Camp Dodge. During this time, she also served as a member of the Joint Staff, in the J1 Section, and had the additional duty of course manager of the Air National Guard Commander’s Development Course. On 22 February 2011, she moved back out the 132nd Fighter Wing as the Commander of the 132nd Logistics Readiness Squadron and remained there until being promoted into her current position of 132nd Mission Support Group Commander on 30 June 2014.

EDUCATION

1997 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Upper Iowa University

2002 Master of Public Administration, Drake University

2002 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2006 Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL 2010 Air War College, by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS

1. November 1995 – November 2000, Personnel Officer, HQ Iowa ANG, Johnston, IA
2. November 2000 – August 2006, Director of Personnel, 132nd Mission Support Flight , Des Moines, IA
3. August 2006 – March 2008, Commander, 132nd Mission Support Flight, Des Moines, IA
4. March 2008 – February 2011, Military Personnel Management Officer, HQ Iowa ANG, Johnston, IA
5. February 2011 – June 2014, Commander, 132nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Des Moines, IA
6. June 2014 – Present, Commander, 132nd Mission Support Group, Des Moines, IA

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters

Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal with One Bronze Star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Award with Six Oak Leaf Clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Two “M” Devices and Silver Hourglass
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
Air Force Training Ribbon with One Oak Leaf Cluster
Iowa Commendation Medal
Iowa Humanitarian Service Ribbon with One Oak Leaf Cluster
Iowa Leadership Ribbon with Torch
Iowa National Guard State Service Ribbon with Five Oak Leaf Clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Iowa National Guard Officers Association Company Grade Award, 2000
IG Brown Command Excellence Award, 2002
Iowa National Guard Officers Association Outstanding Support Award, 2005
Federal Executive Council Employee of the Year for Public Service, 2009
Iowa National Guard Officer Association CW4 Bruce A. Smith Superior Achievement Award, 2011

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

2d Lt, 16 November 1995 

1st Lt, 16 November 1997

Capt, 16 November 1999

Maj, 03 December 2003

Lt Col, 05 January 2008

Col, 30 July 2014

(Current as of December 2015)