Jane Brannan

Professor of Military Science
Military Science
212 Cartwright Center
608.785.8405
jbrannan@uwlax.edu

Brief biography

Originally from Merrill, Wisconsin, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jane E. Brannan Tamboli enlisted in the Army and served three years on active duty at Fort Bragg, NC, before earning her commission as a Signal Corps officer from Officer Candidate School in 1994.

Upon completion of the Signal Officer Basic Course and Airborne School, LTC Brannan served as a platoon leader, company executive officer, and assistant battalion operations officer in the 63rd Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia from 1994-1997.

Following attendance and graduation at the Signal Officer Advance Course in 1998, she became an Operations Officer, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

She transitioned from active component, Army, to Army Guard and Reserve (AGR), Army Reserve in 1999. Her initial AGR assignment was as the Scholarship and Enrollment Officer and Assistant Professor of Military Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin from 1999-2002. From 2002-2006, LTC Brannan was an instructor, training course developer and deputy section chief during her assignment at the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center.

She served as the Brigade Plans Officer at the 359th Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia from 2006-2010, and assumed the position of Brigade Operations Officer when the brigade deployed to Afghanistan. During her yearlong deployment in Afghanistan, LTC Brannan was the Brigade Operations Officer, Communications Liaison Officer at ISAF Headquarters and the lead site communications integrator at Gardez Forward Operating Base.

Upon return from Afghanistan in 2011, LTC Brannan was assigned to the Chief Information Officer/G-6 (CIO/G-6), The Pentagon, Washington, DC from 2011-2014.

She was the Policy Chief with oversaw and led the rewrite of critical information technology Army Regulations, including AR 25-1 (Army Information Technology) and AR 25-2 (Army Information Assurance). She served as an Assistant Executive Officer for the Army CIO/G-6 and an Executive Officer for the Principal Director, Policy and Resources/CFO, CIO/G-6. She moved across the country in 2014 to serve as the Communication and Information Manager (G-6) for the 364th Sustainment Command in Marysville, Washington.

In 2015, LTC Brannan was selected to serve as the department chair and professor of military science at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, where she assumed responsibility in July 2015.

LTC Brannan is a graduate of the Signal Officer Basic and Advance Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), Instructor Training Course, Training Developer Course, Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Staff and Operations Course, Intermediate Level Education and Advanced Operations Warfighting Course, Reserve Component National Security Course and the Defense Strategy Course. She is currently in her final year of academic studies in the Army War College Distance Education Program, class of 2016, working toward a Master of Strategic Studies degree.

Her military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2nd award), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 bronze star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with silver hourglass and M for mobilization), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon and NATO Medal. She has been awarded the Parachutist Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.

LTC Brannan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and she holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

LTC Brannan is the proud mother of three children.