As Deputy Director for Military Affairs, Brian serves as a liaison to the leadership of Utah’s military installations, defense industry, economic development organizations, and military organizations. He advises the Executive Director, Governor, and legislature on matters pertaining to military affairs throughout the state.
Brian also serves as the State Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Utah Air National Guard (UTANG). In this capacity he serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Adjutant General for Air and Commander of the UTANG on all issues pertaining to the enlisted force. He currently serves as the Chair of the Utah Guard Charitable Trust, and as a board member for the Road Home, Encircle-Salt Lake City, Hill AFB Museum, the Red Cross-Salt Lake Chapter, Utah Defense Alliance and the Salt Lake and Top of Utah Military Affairs Committees. Prior to his current position he served as the Director of Military Relations for Zions Bank.
Brain joined the Air Force in 1986 as an Armament Systems Technician. In 1989 he transferred to the Air Force Reserves where he served as an Aircraft Load Crew Chief, Wing Weapons Safety Manager, and First Sergeant. As a First Sergeant he served various assignments in operations and maintenance. He retired in 2007 with almost 22 years of service and in 2016 he enlisted in the Utah Air National Guard.
Deputy Director, Military Affairs
Office: (801) 550-0398