BG Sean Bernabe assumed his duties as the Task Force Marne Commander for 3rd Infantry Division in July, 2017. He serves as the acting Senior Commander of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. He will serve in that capacity while the Commanding General is operating within Afghanistan.
BG Bernabe earned his commission as an Infantryman from the United States Military Academy in 1992. As a junior officer he served in a variety of staff and command positions within the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment and 26th Infantry Regiment. He also deployed to the Balkans in support of Operations: Joint Endeavor, Able Sentry, and Joint Guard. He later served as a Captains Assignment Officer and the Aide-de- Camp to the Commanding General while assigned to PERSCOM.
Following his attendance at the Command and General Staff Officer Course and Advanced Military Studies Program, BG Bernabe was assigned to 3rd Infantry Division where he served as a Future Operations Officer (Multi-National Division Baghdad), Chief of Training, battalion Executive Officer, and Brigade Operations Officer (FOB KALSU in Babil Province, Iraq). In 2009, BG Bernabe was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and served as the Director of Academic Operations for the Command and General Staff School. In 2010, he was assigned to 10th Mountain Division and commanded 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry and later served as Deputy Commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team (Ghazni Province, Afghanistan). After graduating from the National War College in 2013, BG Bernabe assumed command of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (Republic of Korea). Prior to serving in his current position, BG Bernabe served as the Commander, Operations Group (COG), Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana in July 2016.
BG Bernabe’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy, a Master’s Degree in Military Art and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies, and a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College. His military badges and awards include the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters. He also has been awarded the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, and Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. BG Sean Bernabe is married to the former Jayne Wanamaker of Lake Charles, LA. They have a 17 year old son named Jackson.