Paul W. Brier

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Paul W. Brier (born 21 September 1959) is a retired United States Marine Corps major general. A combat veteran of the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars, he retired on 31 December 2016, completing 36 years of military service. He was Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division from 2014 to 2015.


" The legacy of that day is one of valor" is remarks at nationally television new conference delivered by US Marine Major General Paul W. Brier in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on July 22, 2015, follow the July 16 terrorist attack Chattanooga Naval Reserve Center and recruiting station. "While I cannot share specific details about what happened that morning, our Marines reacted the way you would expect — rapidly going from room to room. They got their fellow Marines to safety. Once they got them to safety, some willingly ran back into the fight…When history records what happened in Chattanooga last week, it won’t be remembered for the heinous actions of one individual, the legacy of that day is one of valor.” Maj. Gen. Paul Brier, commander of the 4th Marine Division, said during a news conference Wednesday. 'They will be missed but never forgotten,' Brier said of the four Marines and one Navy petty officer who died. [1]

"Our efforts are our values in action" is a public speech delivered by US Marine Major General Paul W. Brier in Lexington, Virginia, on May 15, 2013, during a ceremony commissioning 130 Virginia Military Institute graduates as second lieutenants or ensigns in the US Armed Forces. "The military profession is one that deals with live and death, of individuals and nations...Our efforts are our values in action...It is our values, not our weapons, that are the basis of our success, both on and off the battlefield."[2]

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