On Wednesday, December 4th, 84 basic correctional officers will graduate from the Alabama Corrections Academy in Selma. As the state’s largest law enforcement agency, the Alabama Department of Corrections is pleased to have these outstanding men and women joining the ADOC team and providing a vital public service to the citizens of Alabama.
Associate Commissioner of Administrative Services, Matthew Brand will deliver the commencement address. Commissioner Brand oversees the training, professional development, and education of ADOC’s workforce. He joined the department in 2015 after serving 27 years as an officer in the United States Air Force, serving as an academic leader for the latter half of his Air Force career. Over the last four years, Commissioner Brand has implemented various supervisory training courses, and executive and basic leadership training and helped develop the basic correctional officer position.
Commissioner Brand holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University at Northridge in Accounting, a Master of Arts Degree in Management from Webster University, and a Masters in Military Arts and Science Degree from the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College.
The correctional officer graduation ceremony is open to the media.