COL George Brick

Title: Vice Dean/HS Principal
Department: Dean of Academics
Phone: (575) 624-8003
Office: Lusk Hall 228


Educational Background:
Colonel George Brick assumed his duties as Vice Dean of Academics/High School Principal, New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), 6 August, 2007.  Working on completing his education throughout his military service, and after a break in active duty, Colonel Brick received his Bachelor of Science, Social Science from Southern Oregon State College. His career in education began after he earned a Master of Science, Educational Leadership from Troy State University.

Colonel Brick comes to NMMI with eleven years experience as an administrator and teacher in private, charter, and public schools. Along with his experience as an educator, Colonel Brick brings an understanding of military life and values. He retired from the U. S. Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant in 1992. Taking advantage of the current emphasis on high academic standards and high stakes testing, Colonel Brick has received extensive state and federally sponsored training. In his previous assignment he reorganized course offerings to more accurately reflect student needs, instituted a master teacher/mentor program, led the local Professional Development Leadership Academy, and implemented standards based instruction.
A native of Prineville, Oregon, Colonel Brick enlisted in the USMC in 1966. After his initial training as a communicator he was assigned to 2nd Marine Division and deployed with the United States Navy 6th Fleet. Cpl. Brick was then transferred to First Marine Division in Viet Nam, where he served as forward air controller, Mike Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. His duties included directing close air support, medical evacuations, and controlling artillery and other supporting arms. After recovering from wounds in August, 1968 he received a meritorious combat promotion to sergeant. Sgt Brick then served as a Drill Instructor at Parris Island, South Carolina, where he was meritoriously promoted to Staff Sergeant. Colonel Brick’s distinguished career as a U. S. Marine also included service in 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company, Third Reconnaissance Battalion, Detachment Fourth Force Reconnaissance Company, and Fourth Force Reconnaissance Company. His military schools include U. S. Army Airborne School, U. S. Army Jumpmaster School, and U. S. Navy Underwater Swimmer School.

Honors, Awards and Publications:
His decorations include the Silver Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

Colonel Brick is married to the former Ponda Franks. They have three children and five grandchildren.