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Major John Brake ’04, '07
Major John Brake received a bachelor’s degree in parks, recreation and leisure facilities management in 2004, completed the University of West Florida Army ROTC program in 2005 and received a master's degree in physical education in 2007 from UWF. He returned to UWF Army ROTC in 2011 as their recruiting operations officer and continues to perform this job today as a Department of Army civilian. He currently serves in the military with the Florida Army National Guard as the battalion executive officer for the 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, based out of Jacksonville, Florida. His unit recently returned from a 12-month mobilization to Kuwait supporting Operation Spartan Shield. The primary mission was to provide a wide range of tactical and strategic communications support across multiple countries within the U.S. Central Command’s Area of Responsibility.