Major Charles Broun is a native of Atlanta, Ga and was commissioned in 2008 after graduating with merit from
the U.S. Naval Academy.
Upon graduation from The Basic School and the Infantry Officer Course in 2009, Major Broun reported to 3d
Battalion, 5th Marines. He served as Rifle Platoon Commander, Weapons Platoon Commander, Advisor Team
Leader, and CAAT Platoon Commander. He deployed to Afghanistan during OPERATION ENDURING
Major Broun returned to The Basic School in 2012 and served as Warfighting Instructor and Staff Platoon
Commander for the Warrant Officer Basic Course. He then reported to the Infantry Officer Course and served as
Instructor, Class Advisor, and Deputy Director. Following this tour he attended the Expeditionary Warfare
In 2016, Major Broun reported to 3d Battalion, 5th Marines and served as a Company Commander for SEA
DRAGON 2025 and deployed on the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Following this, he became the Operations
Officer for Battalion Landing Team 3/5 and deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit for WESTPAC
19-2. He then served as Executive Officer during the battalion's deployment in support of the South West Border
Security Mission in 2020.
Major Broun is currently assigned as Commanding Officer for Recruiting Station Chicago.
Major Broun holds a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is a distinguished graduate of
The Basic School, a distinguished graduate of the Expeditionary Warfare School, and a distinguished graduate of
the Operations and Tactics Instructor Course. He also graduated from the Marine Advisor Course and Army
Cavalry Leader Course. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine
Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device and one Gold Star (in lieu of 2d Award), the
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one Gold Star, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
He is married with two children.