COL Bruce Pulver
Leader and Commander | from Melbourne, FL
Colonel Bruce R. Pulver is a native of Melbourne, Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master of Music Education degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Colonel Pulver’s past assignments include: Chief of Army Bands/Commandant, United States Army School of Music, Virginia Beach, Virginia; Commander, United States Army Europe Band & Chorus, Germany; Deputy Commander, The United States Army Field Band, Washington, D.C.; Department of the Army Staff Bands Officer; Executive Officer, United States Army Europe Band & Chorus, Germany; Company Commander, United States Army School of Music; Executive Officer, Army Ground Forces Band, Fort McPherson, Atlanta, Georgia; 98th Army Band, Fort Rucker, Alabama; and the First Army Band, Fort Meade, Maryland. Prior to entering military service, he taught in the public schools as a high school and middle school band and choral director.
His military education includes: Primary Leadership Development Course, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Air Assault School, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Adjutant General Officer Basic Course, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; the Army Band Officer Course, Norfolk, Virginia; Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the Advanced Operations & Warfighting Course, Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Colonel Pulver’s military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Air Assault Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.
Colonel Pulver and his wife, Dianne, have two children. Their daughter is a music educator in Houston, Texas, and mother to their two grandchildren. Their son is a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.