Brigadier General Bryan P Fox

 

BRIGADIER GENERAL BRYAN P. FOX

   

Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Montana National Guard

 Brigadier General Bryan P Fox is the Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Montana National Guard, Fort Harrison, Montana and also serves as Commander of the Montana Air National Guard.  He is responsible for the leadership, professional development, and senior-level management of the 1,000 personnel assigned to the 120th Airlift Wing, the 219th RED HORSE Squadron, and the Montana Air National Guard Joint Force Headquarters.  General Fox is the Senior Air National Guard Officer in Montana and serves as the principal advisor to both the Governor and the Adjutant General of Montana on matters pertaining to the Montana Air National Guard.  As Commander, he is responsible for providing mission-ready forces to support national defense requirements worldwide, and emergency response, relief, and recovery operations throughout Montana. 

 General Fox's military career began in 1976 and he was commissioned in 1989 through the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science.  In 2006 he completed a combat tour as Commander of the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron at Balad Air Base, Iraq.  General Fox has served as a Flight Commander, Squadron Commander, Joint Staff Deputy Director, Vice Chief of the Joint Staff and Chief of Staff.  He currently serves as the designated Dual Status Commander for the State of Montana.  He assumed his current position in May 2014.

 

EDUCATION:

 1983 Community College of the Air Force, Associates Degree, Aircraft Maintenance Technology

 1985 University of Great Falls, Bachelors of Science, Economics, Great Falls, Montana

 1989 Academy of Military Science (Distinguished Graduate)

 1994 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

 1999 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

 2002 National Security Strategy Course, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, District of Columbia

2003 Air War College, by correspondence

 2007 Joint Military Operations Planning Course, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island

 2008 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia

 2011 Joint Task Force Commander Training Course, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 2014 Dual Status Commander Course, Colorado Springs, Colorado

 2014 AFSO-21 Course, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee  


 ASSIGNMENTS:

 1.  December 1989 – December 1990, Airbase Operability Officer/Instructor, 120th Mission Support Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, Great Falls, Montana

 2.  December 1990 – August 1992, Logistics Plans Officer, 120th Fighter Interceptor Group, Montana Air National Guard, Great Falls, Montana

 3.  August 1992 – January 1999, Director of Personnel, 120th Mission Support Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, Great Falls, Montana

 4.  January 1999 – March 2002, Commander, 120th Communications Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, Great Falls, Montana

 5.  March 2002 – June 2007, Commander, 120th Maintenance Squadron, Montana Air National Guard, Great Falls, Montana

 6.  January 2006 – May 2006, Commander, 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, Balad AB, Iraq

 7.  June 2007 – August 2007, Comptroller, 120th Fighter Wing, Montana Air National Guard, Great Falls, Montana

 8.  August 2007 – May 2010, Deputy J1, Manpower and Personnel, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Harrison, Montana

 

9.  May 2010 – February 2014, Vice Chief of the Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, Fort Harrison, Montana

 10.  February 2014 – May, Chief of Staff, Montana Air National Guard, Fort Harrison, Montana

 11.  May 2014 – Present, Assistant Adjutant General, Montana Air National Guard, Fort Harrison, Montana

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

 

Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

 Air Force Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters)

 Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

 Joint Meritorious Unit Award

 Meritorious Unit Award

 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (7 Oak Leaf Clusters)

 Air Force Organizational Excellence Award (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

 Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters)

 National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star)

 Iraq Campaign Medal (1 Bronze Star)

 Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

 Korean Defense Service Medal

 Humanitarian Service Medal (1 Bronze Star)

 Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour

 Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

 Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon (6 Oak Leaf Clusters)

 Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2 “M” Devices and Gold Hourglass)

 Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Rifle)

 Air Force Training Ribbon (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

 Montana National Guard Distinguished Service Medal

 Montana National Guard Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

 Montana National Guard Outstanding Unit Award (3 Oak Leaf Clusters)

 Montana National Guard Recruiting Ribbon

 Montana National Guard Campaign Ribbon (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)

 Montana National Guard Noble Eagle Ribbon

 Montana National Guard OCONUS Ribbon (4 Oak Leaf Clusters)

 Montana National Guard Volunteer Ribbon

 Montana National Guard Service Ribbon (3 Oak Leaf Cluster)

 Montana National Guard Attendance Ribbon (8 Oak Leaf Clusters)

 

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:

 Montana Department of Military Affairs - State Employee

 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

 National Guard Association of the United States, Lifetime Member
Montana National Guard Officer Association 

Chairman, Board of Directors, Russell Country Federal Credit Union, Great Falls MT   
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lifetime Member

 OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

 Distinguished Graduate/Citizen Soldier Award, Academy of Military Science, McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tennessee

Junior Officer of the Year, Montana Air National Guard

 Outstanding Personnel Organization in the Air National Guard 
Outstanding Communication Squadron in the Air National Guard 
National Essay Winner “Air Power 2000 and Beyond”   

 Air National Guard Maintenance Effectiveness Award 
Past President, National Guard Association of Montana

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

 

Second Lieutenant 21 December 1989

 

First Lieutenant 23 December 1991

 

Captain 23 December 1993

 

Major 7 February 1997

 

Lieutenant Colonel 7 April 2002

 

Colonel 14 August 2009

Brigadier General 9 February 2014