Veteran of the Month: Brent Strong


By Milan Eagle media

Brent Strong was born in Milan to parents Craig and Sandy Strong. He grew up in Milan and graduated from Milan High School in 2000. Brent’s father was in the Army and Brent always wanted to join and serve his country. He was going to enlist but his dad encouraged him to apply to ROTC at Eastern Michigan University. Brent knew Jeremy Barnard from Milan and they ended up in same ROTC program and graduated in 2005.
As an officer in the Michigan Army National Guard Brent went to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO Military Police basic training. After training he deployed right away to Iraq in 2006. He was stationed in Mosul Iraq as a military police platoon leader. His mission to train and mentor Iraqi police was from October 2006 to about November 2007.
Brent’s second deployment was to Herat Province, Afghanistan as a captain and was a Security Force Asst. Team or SFAT Commander. He was there for 8 months and again his mission was to train and mentor Afghanistan Border Patrol and Afghanistan National Army
Returning to the U.S.A. Brent was part of 210th Military Police Battalion in Taylor. Within a year after his returned he was discharged.
At this point Brent was married to wife Elizabeth from Brighton and they lived in Royal Oak. Since, they have moved to South Lyon. They have 2 daughters, Lena is 8 years old and Allison is 5.Brent is a Building Official, like his father, and works for Carlisle-Wortman & Assoc. Currently his clients are City of Northville, City of Plymouth and Royal Oak Twp.
Brent says for either enlisted or officers if looking for great leadership training he thinks the military has the best to offer and it is useful in the civilian world. He said, “the military offers a great way to travel and see the world, especially for young adults not sure what they want. You can learn who you are and what you want to do in life
“There’s a special bond with people you serve with and many stay in touch after they are no longer in the military”, said Brent.

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