Major Russell DuBrowa began his military career in 1988 as a US Marine Corps Infantryman assigned to the 8th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, NC. In 2007, he graduated US Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning Georgia and commissioned as an Infantry Officer assigned 2nd BDE, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC.
MAJ DuBrowa transitioned to the Civil Affairs Branch in 2012 and served as a Team Leader and Civil Military Operations Center Chief at the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort Stewart, GA. In 2015, he served as a Civil Affairs Planner assigned to the 350th Civil Affairs Command in Pensacola, Florida. Major DuBrowa returned to Fort Bragg in 2016 as an Instructor at the Civil Affairs Qualifications Course, and then served as Commander of Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) from August 2017 to July 2019.
MAJ DuBrowa deployed in support of Operation Sharp Edge (Liberia), Operation Desert Storm/Provide Comfort (Turkey/Iraq), Operation Unified Response (Haiti), and the Civil Affairs Engagement Program (Guatemala).
Major DuBrowa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Languages from the California Polytechnic State University (CALPOLY), and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Webster University in Geneva, Switzerland. He speaks Spanish and French with professional-level proficiency.
His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with 3 OLC, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 1 star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 star, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal with 1 star, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 2 stars, Army Service Ribbon, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Ranger Tab, US Army Parachutist Badge, Egyptian Parachutist Badge, German Armed Forces Parachutist Badge, and the Polish Parachutist Badge.