Join us as we celebrate Brad's commitment to
service at the Building for the Future fundraiser
Young Alumni Award
Brad Erlenbach, Guerin College Prep Class of 2010
Warrant Officer I
AH-64 Apache Attack Pilot
United States Army
Brad Erlenbach was raised in the Chicago neighborhood of Montclare. He attended St. William School from kindergarten through eighth grade, graduating in 2006. Following in the footsteps of his three older brothers—Brian (Holy Cross ’03), Brett (Holy Cross ’04), and Brennen (Guerin Prep ’07)—Brad entered Guerin Prep in 2006. During his time at Guerin Prep, Brad competed for the baseball, football, and wrestling teams, his leadership skills reflecting in his role as captain of the baseball team. Brad also participated in the Italian Club and Ambassadors Club.
As a senior, Brad was an Illinois State Scholar and an American Mathematics Competition winner. His strong academic achievements at Guerin Prep included AP coursework, which allowed him to earn six credit hours toward his undergraduate degree. Following graduation from Guerin Prep in 2010, Brad went on to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Following a rigorous one-and-a half-year process encompassing numerous exams, medical and physical tests and evaluations, and in-depth interviews, Brad was selected to the United States Army Warrant Officer Candidate School and pilot program. He graduated at the top of his class in officer school, in which he was also selected to be the class leader of eighty candidates. Thereafter, he began flight school and considers himself fortunate to have been able to select the most advanced attack helicopter in the world as his primary aircraft: the AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopter. Brad started his flight career based out of Fort Benning, Georgia, and then moved on to Fort Rucker, Alabama, where he is currently stationed. Brad anticipates that he will be leaving Fort Rucker in September of 2019, at which point he will be moving on to Katterbach, Germany, for two years, and will be deploying from that base.
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