Small Wars Journal

Austin G. Commons


MAJ Austin Commons is a Company Commander and Advisor Team leader in 2nd Battalion, 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB). An infantry officer, he has served in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 1st Cavalry Division, 75th Ranger Regiment, and 4th Brigade 25th Infantry Division (Airborne), with multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. MAJ Commons holds a B.S. in Literature from the United States Military Academy and a M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College.

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