Jun 17, 2014, 10:28 AM EST
After being nominated by President Barack Obama for appointment to the rank of brigadier general in the United States Army last summer, Monogram Club board member Bryan Fenton (’87, manager) was officially promoted to his new rank in a ceremony on Friday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.
While at Notre Dame, Fenton studied marketing and was the senior personnel manager for head coach Lou Holtz during the 1986 football season. He joined the Monogram Club board as a director in 2011, and currently serves as an advisor.
Originally from Seymour, Tenn., Fenton was commissioned upon his graduation from the University in 1987. He has served in various locations in the United States and abroad, participating in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and numerous other military operations. Most recently, Fenton served as deputy director of strategy, plans and policy at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 in Washington, D.C.
In April, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno announced Fenton’s assignment to deputy commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
A number of proud Monogram winners were in attendance for the ceremony, including Kerrie Debbs (’89, golf), Tom Galloway (’87, football), T.J. Mathieson (’04, hockey), Chinedum Ndukwe (’07, football), Haley Scott DeMaria (’95, swimming), Mike Sullivan (’09, manager), Rob Williamson (’93, lacrosse) and Brian Moffitt (’88, manager).
On a campus where military service is as much a part of the University’s tradition as Touchdown Jesus and the Golden Dome, Brig. Gen. Fenton exemplifies the spirit of “God, Country, Notre Dame.”