Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Green was born in Covington, La. Green graduated from Bogalusa High School of Bogalusa, La., in 2003. He enlisted in the Army in September 2003 and completed Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. After graduating from Small Arms Repair School at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., he was assigned to the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Rifle Team in March 2004.
Green has had a distinguished shooting career while at the USAMU and served as the Team Chief for the Service Rifle section until 2022. During the 2022 season, Green secured his first NRA Long Range Championship. During these matches Green became the first person in history to win all four individual matches of the championship. This was Green’s third Wimbledon Cup, second Band of Brothers, first Leech Cup, and first Mustin match wins. Green was also a firing member on multiple record setting teams during the 2022, 2021, and 2020 seasons to include the Interservice Rifle Team Championship, the MCCDC Team match, the National Trophy Team championship. The 2018 shooting season finished with Green earning four Individual National Records and capturing his first President’s 100 Match win while setting a new national record for the match. 2018 also saw Green winning his third National Trophy Individual championship and third Mountain Man trophy while setting a new national record for this championship. In 2017 Green won his fourth Interservice Individual Championship, setting a new record for this match in the process. He was also a member of several first-place winning teams, including the Nation Team Trophy and the National Infantry Trophy team match at the National Championships. He was a member of the national record-setting 1,000 yard four-man team, the record setting Interservice 1,000 yard six-man team, and the record-setting Interservice 10 Man Team championships.
He has won the Interservice Long Range championships five times and in 2007 and 2008 Green captured the coveted Wimbledon Cup trophy during the NRA National Long Range Championships. He also earned his third overall NRA National High Power Championship title in 2018. Green is also a lead instructor for the USAMU’s marksmanship courses and teaches the Small Arms Firing School every summer at Camp Perry, Ohio.
His military training includes Combat Lifesaver Course, Fort Benning, Ga., (2004); Instructor Training Course, Fort Benning, Ga., (2004); Warrior Leaders Course, Fort Benning, Ga., (2006), Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., (2009), and Senior Leaders Course, Fort Lee, VA (2015)
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medals (4), Good Conduct Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Distinguished Rifleman Badge and President’s Hundred Tab and Accessions Support Brigade Soldier of the Quarter, Third Quarter, FY 06, Military Marksmanship Association Soldier of the Year, 2013.