Lieutenant Colonel Keith B. Brace received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The Citadel and was commissioned an Infantry Officer as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1991. He also earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The Citadel in 2002. His military education includes the Infantry Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College.
Lieutenant Colonel Brace joined the Commandant’s Department at The Citadel in 2011 after retiring from a 20 year Army career. He started his career as a Lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne and finished as the Professor of Military Science at Wake Forest University. His deployments include a tour in Bosnia from October 1996-April 1997 and a tour in Iraq from October 2006-August 2007.
His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Senior Parachutist Badge.