Vincent K. Brooks retired from active duty in 2019 as a Four-Star General. From 2016 to 2018, he was the commander of all U.S. forces in Korea, leading the United Nations Command and the Republic of Korea – U.S. Combined Forces Command, comprising more than 650,000 Korean and American soldiers.
Currently, General Brooks is a principal with WestExec Advisors, a geopolitical business advisory firm. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
General Brooks is a visiting Senior Fellow with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
General Brooks holds an MMAS (master of military art and science) from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.