General Arthur F. Brandstatter

brandstatter.jpgArthur F. Brandstatter received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Cavalry in 1937 and graduated in 1938 with a bachelor of science degree from the School of Police Administration at Michigan State College. On February 17, 1941, he was ordered to active duty and assigned to Scott Field, Illinois. During WW II, he served in California, the Philippines, and South Korea. Brigadier General Brandstatter retired on December 27, 1974, after commanding the 300th Prisoner of War Command, the only unit of its kind in the United States.

General Brandstatter completed the Command and General Staff College, the Senior Officers Special Warfare School, and the Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Victory Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, and American Theater Ribbon.

His civilian career is equally distinguished. He earned his master of science degree from Michigan State University and served as the Director of the School of Criminal Justice. His success led to his appointment as the director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, where his efforts led to the expansion of the program from 22 to 49 participants. In 1990 he received the Jack Breslin Lifetime Achievement Award from MSU for his contribution to law enforcement.

In recognition of the great credit his exemplary service, superior leadership, and dedication to duty has brought to Michigan State University and the United States Army, Brigadier General Arthur F. Brandstatter is inducted into the MSU Army ROTC Hall of Fame, this eighth day of May nineteen hundred and ninety-nine, in the one hundred fourteenth year of Military Science at MSU.