Chief Executive Officer
Col, USMC (Ret)
"Our vision for WQW."
Brian grew up in Butte, Montana, and is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel. A Recon Marine and Intelligence Officer, Brian commanded Marines at the platoon, company, battalion, and regimental level. He led Marines in combat during multiple tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is proud to have completed his active duty service as the Marine Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Chief of Staff. He holds a B.S. degree from Montana Tech and graduate degrees from the United States Naval War College and the United States Army War College. Brian left active duty to join the WQW Team and feels blessed for the opportunity to continue serving veterans and service members back home in Montana.
During his active duty service, Brian spent three years advocating for veterans and transitioning service members on behalf of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This experience nurtured Brian’s passion for enabling our nation’s transitioning service members and veterans to maximize their potential as the civic assets that they are.
Brian is an avid outdoorsman who spends as much time as possible fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and skiing in Montana’s great outdoors. His proudest accomplishment is marrying his wife, Marianne, and raising their two awesome teenage sons Tyler and Gabe.
Cleared Hot podcast - "Ep 201: Brian Gilman and Casey Woods"
MTNTough podcast - "Brian Gilman - CEO of WQW and 27 year Marine Recon Veteran"
Good Morning America - "Foundation helps female veterans transition back into civilian life"Back to Team