Brandon T. Bodor was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn as Executive Director of the Serve Illinois Commission on May 17, 2012. Brandon brings with him a strong record of service. He is coming off of a distinguished military career in the United States Army, which included combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan between 2005 and 2012. He is the recipient of two Bronze Star Medals, the Combat Action Badge, and is a graduate of both the U.S. Army Ranger and Parachute schools.
Brandon graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2005, finishing in the top 3% of his class; at West Point, he served as Class Treasurer, was the Director of both the Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, and spent a summer working on HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives in a village in the southern African country of Lesotho. Brandon still serves as a Military Intelligence officer in the Army Reserves out of Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and is currently completing his MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He resides with his wife and two sons in Chicago.
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