Stamford resident Brynnen Hahn was a trailblazer of sorts. When she graduated from West Point in 1980 she was a member of the very first class of women to attend the military academy. Incidentally, while at West Point, Brynnen played on the academy’s Division 1 Women’s Basketball Team and competed as a member of the Cadet Marathon Team.
Brynnen’s military career spanned more than 21 years of active duty. Her assignments included serving as a tactical and strategic intelligence analyst at major commands in the United States and overseas, as a senior threat analyst in the Pershing II nuclear missile defense program and as commanding officer of a combat engineer unit. After retiring as a lieutenant colonel, she was recalled from retirement in 2001 immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and served as a strategic analyst during Operation Enduring Freedom. Her awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
Brynnen is a mathematics instructor at King School, and she has previously taught at Trinity Catholic and St. Gabriel’s. Active in community work with the Bartlett Arboretum and with veterans’ groups, Brynnen lives in North Stamford with her husband Bob and three children. We proudly honor her as a Stamford Veteran.