Veteran of the Month – Trevor Brittell

June 2, 2014

Name: Trevor Brittell
Place of Birth: Modesto, CA
Date of Birth: September 8, 1978
Military Branch of Service: Army National Guard
Enlisted, Commissioned, or drafted?: Enlisted
Service Dates: August 1997 – Present
Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
Military Job: Military Police: 2008- Present, Infantry:1997 – 2008
Duties: Military Police squad leader overseeing 12 soldiers, including 3 sergeants. Responsible for the safety and security of the fighting force. MPs hold several jobs: law & order, corrections and combat support. Trevor is currently in a combat support unit, but has cross trained in all three facets of the MP mission.

Unit, Division, Battalion, Group, Ship, Etc.:

  • 143rd Military Police Company West Hartford, CT –Feb 2014 – Present
  • 3rd Battalion (MP Training) 169th (RTI) Regiment (Leader) Instructor at the Regional Training Institute (RTI) for the Military Police reclassification course. June 2011 – Feb 2014
  • 192nd Military Police Battalion Niantic, CT (Deployed to Iraq April 2009- April 2010) Feb 2009 – June 2011
  • 643rd Military Police Company September 2008 – February 2011
  • C company 1st Battalion 102nd Infantry Afghanistan
  • A company 1st Battalion 102nd Infantry USMA @ West Point, NY
  • B company 1st Battalion 102nd Infantry Bosnia

War, Operation, or Conflict served in:

Operation Joint Forge – Bosnia 2001 – 2002
Operation Noble Eagle – West Point, NY 2003-2004
Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan 2006 – 2007
Operation Iraqi Freedom – Iraq 2009-2010


  • Combat Infantry Badge
  • Army Commendation Medal x4
  • Army Achievement Medal x3
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal x4
  • National Defense Medal
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  • Afghan Service Medal
  • Iraq Service Medal
  • Global War on Terror Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze hourglass
  • Mobilized ‘M’ & Number 3, NCO Development Ribbon with Number 2
  • Army service ribbon
  • Overseas service ribbon
  • NATO Medal x2

Military Schools/Training:
Infantry school, Military Police school, Special Reaction Team School, several medical courses, leadership development courses, instructor course.

Bio/Narrative/memorable events (Include information about post-military life and family):
Trevor Brittell was born in Modesto, CA on September 8, 1978, and moved to Simsbury with his family at the age of 6. He joined the Army in 1997, and intends to complete his 20 years of service and retire.

Trevor spent his first 10 years of service in the infantry. During that time he deployed to Bosnia and Afghanistan. Shortly after returning home, he met his wife and was soon activated for a homeland mission to backfill the Military Policemen (MPs) at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. At that point, he decided to change his focus in the Army to a job that would cross over into the civilian world better than the infantry. He decided to become an MP. He attended the MP course that is basically a condensed and very fast-paced police academy and loved it right away.

Ten days after graduating school, Trevor was on a plane bound for Texas where he would train up for a mission to run a prison in Iraq. Upon return from Iraq, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant and transferred to the Regional Training Center at Camp Niantic. This was his chance to train soldiers becoming Military Policemen the same way he did a couple years before. That was a very rewarding portion of his career. However, Trevor felt it was important to maintain his skills as a leader and as an MP in a line unit. So after almost three years, he transferred again to his current MP Company in West Hartford.

Joining the Army was one of the best decisions Trevor has ever made, as his military career has been extremely rewarding. He and his wife have forged lifelong friendships with their “Army Family” with whom they get together every Veterans’ Day. Trevor currently resides in Simsbury with his wife and their one year old daughter.