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Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:42 PM

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Brian Huysman, originally of Delphos, was promoted to the rank of major in the United States Marine Corps on July 9.


The ceremony was hosted by United States Senator Jack Reed from Rhode Island, and held in “The President’s Room” in the United States Capitol Building in Washington D.C.


Huysman is currently serving on a Department of Defense Legislative Fellowship, where he is on-staff in Washington D.C. for Senator Jack Reed. Senator Reed is a very senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which has jurisdiction and oversight for the Department of Defense. Huysman’s duties include research and advising on subjects pertaining to Defense Department policy and action.

Huysman previously served at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, near San Diego. He commanded Company C, First Battalion, Fifth Marines (1/5, “one-five”) for a 2009 deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He then commanded Weapons Company, 1/5 for a 2011 deployment back to Helmand Province.

Huysman has served as an active duty Marine Infantry Officer since 2002, serving two tours in Iraq (Fallujah, 2004; Ramadi, 2005) and two tours in Afghanistan (Nawa District, Helmand, 2009; Sangin District, Helmand, 2011). He also taught at the Marine Corps’ west-coast infantry school, also on Camp Pendleton.

Huysman has been awarded two Bronze Star Medals with Combat Distinguishing Device, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals - one with Combat Distinguishing Device, two Combat Action Ribbons and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization International Security Assistance Force (Afghanistan) Medal.

Huysman is married to Michelle (Conway) Huysman of Erie, Pa. They have one son, William, and are expecting a daughter in September. They currently reside in Virginia.

Huysman is the son of Ronald and Barbara Huysman of Delphos. He was a 1998 graduate of St. John’s High School in Delphos and 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University.

Last Updated on Thursday, July 18, 2013 11:52 PM

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