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Colonel Brian L. Preston Is the Commander of the 192nd Medical Group, 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard, Langley AFB VA. He is also responsible for the Air Force Medical element of the Virginia CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP).

Colonel Preston joined the United States Marine Corps in 1978 and served four years active duty as an enlisted munitions specialist. He first joined the Air National Guard in 1983, assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing in Toledo Ohio. He served six years as an enlisted aviation munitions specialist supporting A7s and then F16 fighters.

Colonel Preston earned his commission through the Army National Guard, Officer Candidate School in 1993. He was commissioned as a combat MP Officer and served as a Platoon Leader with the 1776th Military Police Company in Detroit Michigan. He was selected as a Medical Services Corps Officer with the 180th Medical Squadron in 1995. He spent the next 10 years serving in a variety of positions including Medical Readiness Officer, Mobility Officer, Senior Administrator, and Vice-Commander.

As a civilian, Colonel Preston is a performance improvement consultant, specialized in healthcare organizations. He has lead more than 400 improvement projects over the past 20 years.

1978 Aviation Ordnance School, Naval Air Station Memphis
1987 Bachelor of International Business Management, University of Toledo
1993 Masters of Business Administration, University of Michigan
1992 Officer Candidate School, Ft Custer, MI
1993 Military Police Officer School, Ft McClellan, AL
1997 Health Services Administration School, Sheppard AFB, TX
1998 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2001 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2002 Air War College, by correspondence

Aug 1978 - Nov 1978, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA
Nov 1978 - Feb 1979, Student, Aviation Ordnance, NAS Memphis, TN
Feb 1979 - Jun 1981, Ordnance Specialist, 3rd Marine Air Wing, El Toro, CA
Jun 1981 - Jun 1982, Ordnance Specialist, 1st Marine Air Wing, Iwakuni, Japan
Jan 1983 - Jan 1989, Aviation Munitions Specialist, 180th FW, Toledo, OH
Jan 1991 - Jun 1992, Candidate, Officer Candidate School, Ft Custer, MI
Jun 1992 - Jul 1995, Platoon Leader, 1775th MP Company, Detroit, MI
Jul 1995 - Jun 2005, Health Service Administrator, 180th FW, Toledo, OH
Jul 2005 - Feb 2010, Deputy Commander, 434th Aeromedicine Squadron, Grissom, AFRB, IN
Feb 2010 - Present, Commander, 192nd Medical Group, Langley AFB, VA
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with one devise
Air Force Achievement Medal
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
Small Arms Expert, Pistol
Small Arms Expert, Rifle
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one devise
Air Force Training Ribbon with one devise
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one devise
Marine Corps Oversees Deployment Ribbon
Army Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with 3 devices

First Lieutenant 09 Jun 1993
Captain 05 Dec 1994
Major 05 Dec 1998
Lieutenant Colonel 20 Jan 2003
Colonel 02 Mar 2011

(Current as of Jan 2012)

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