Command Sergeant Major
US Army (Ret.)
As a teenager, Brian knew two things — he wanted to be part of something bigger than himself, and at the time, he didn’t want to attend college.
Enlisting in the Army as a Military Policeman in 1991, Brian has served all around the world including being stationed twice in Germany and once in South Korea. He deployed multiple times including more than 42 months of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq where he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in combat.
As a noncommissioned officer, Brian served at all levels of leadership, including the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, the most senior enlisted Military Policeman. Because of his passion and dedication to helping people and teams be their best in a positive and meaningful way, Brian was selected to serve as the Command Sergeant Major of the United States Army War College.
Brian retired from the United States Army in 2023, and for his 32 years of selfless service, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
A native of Los Angeles and despite not wanting to attend college when he enlisted, Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Troy University and a master’s degree in leadership from The University of Texas at El Paso.
Brian has been married to his wife Monika for more than 25 years and is proud to be part of Team 43, an advisory council to President George W. Bush, where he actively volunteers to help active and veteran members of the military with post-traumatic stress through sports and outdoor recreational therapy. Brian enjoys any activity where he is outdoors, including mountain biking, hiking, and fishing. Additionally, he is one of 96 veterans featured in President Bush’s book Portraits of Courage.
As part of his continued journey post-Army, Brian looks forward to traveling while taking time to explore new opportunities that align with his values and passion.Back to Alumni Council