Vincent Brooks

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About Vincent Brooks

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Vincent Keith Brooks (born October 24, 1958) is an American Lieutenant General, who is commanding general of the Third Army. Brooks was the United States Army's Deputy Director of Operations during the War in Iraq. This position again made him visible in the media. He also served as the Chief of Army Public Affairs in The Pentagon. He later was commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division. Brooks was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Brooks grew up in an Army family in California, and his father Leo A. Brooks Sr. and brother Leo A. Brooks Jr. were both Major Generals in the United States Army. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia, for two years and then Jesuit High School in Carmichael, California, and graduated in 1976. He attended the United States Military Academy where he rose to the rank of Cadet First Captain, the highest position (Cadet Brigade Commander), a cadet can hold. He was the first African-American cadet to hold this prestigious position. He graduated from West Point in 1980. He was a basketball player and he decided to follow his brother to West Point to study to become an officer. At West Point, Brooks was the academy's first

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