Brigadier General Trevor J. Bredenkamp
Deputy Commanding General - Operations, Eighth Army
Brigadier General Bredenkamp grew up in an Air Force family and received his commission in 1992 from the United States Military Academy. Brigadier General Bredenkamp holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Engineering, a Master of Liberal Arts from Louisiana State University, and a Master of National Security and Strategic Studies. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advance Courses and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the National War College.
Brigadier General Bredenkamp most recently served as the Commander of Train, Advise, Assist Command South at Kandahar Airfield while deployed as part of OPERATION FREEDOM’s SENTINEL.
His previous command assignments include United Nations Command/Eighth Army Honor Guard Company; A Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry; 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and deployed as part of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM; Deputy Commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division; Commander, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and Deputy Commander Support, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and deployed as part of OPERATION RESOLUTE SUPPORT.
His previous staff and special assignments include: Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, Battalion S-1 in the 3rd Battalion, 505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Platoon/Company/Battalion Observer/Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center; G3 Training Officer, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, and deployed as part of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM; Operations Officer, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment; Operations Officer, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, and deployed as part of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM; Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, US Army Forces Command and subsequently the Commander, International Security Assistance Force, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Deputy Director, Soldier for Life, Executive Officer to the Secretary of the Army; and the Chief, Programs Division, Office of the Chief, Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Army.
Brigadier General Bredenkamp’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Bronze Star Medal (3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (Silver OLC), Korean Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 service stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 service stars), NATO Medal (2 stars), the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Combat Action Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Pathfinder Badge.
He and his wife BG Michele Bredenkamp have been married for more than 24 years and are the proud parents of son, Gavin and daughter, Grier.