Col. Brian E. Walsh was commissioned and branched Aviation upon graduation from the University of Central Florida in 1994. Upon completion of the Aviation Officer Basic Course and Flight School his assignments included Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer 4-159th AVN, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and Combined Arms Services Staff School in 1998, his assignments included G3 Air, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; Assistant S3 and Commander B Co 2-3 Aviation (Storm), Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, deploying to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Joint Task Force Counterdrug Operations.
In 2002, he was assigned to 4-87 where he served as an assistant Brigade S3 and Aviation Observer, Controller, Trainer Team Chief. In 2004, he was assigned to the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai, Egypt, where he served as the Aviation Company XO. In 2005, he was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division Multinational Division Baghdad (MND-B), deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III. In 2006, he was assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at HAAF serving as BN S3, XO, and BDE S3 deploying to MND-B Iraq.
In 2010, upon completion of Command and General Staff College he was assigned to United States Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Florida, where he served in Strategic Plans. From 2012-2014, he served as BN Commander, 2-2 Assault Helicopter Battalion, Seoul, Korea. In 2014, he served as the Senior Aviation Trainer at Hohenfels, Germany. After graduating from the United States Army War College in 2016, he served as the Director of Training and Doctrine, Fort Rucker, Alabama.
Walsh’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5), Army Commendation Medal (3), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, ICMCS, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medals, Master Army Aviator Badge, Parachute Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
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