Col. Brian C. Brooks is the Commander of the 755th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He coordinates the operations for seven squadrons within the mission sets of Distributed Common Ground System, targeting and special operations.

Colonel Brooks graduated from the University of Delaware and commissioned in 2002 through the Officer Training Program at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He completed 10 years of active duty, five as an enlisted Marine and five as an Air Force officer. Colonel Brooks served with Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) for nine years in which he deployed multiple times to Central Command, serving as an analyst, collection manager and Director of the J2 Intelligence Directorate. In 2007, he transferred to the Air Force Reserve as an Air Reserve Technician supporting the 919th Special Operations Wing. During his career, Colonel Brooks deployed eleven times in support of Operations Joint Forge, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to his current position, the colonel was the Chief of Operations for the 755th ISR Group at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

2000 Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark
2003 Air Force Officer Intelligence Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2009 Squadron Officer Course, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Master of Arts, Military History, American Military University, Charles Town, W.Va.
2010 Joint Air Operations Planning Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Joint Targeting School, Dam Neck Naval Base, Va.
2013 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 Joint and Coalition Warfighting School, Hybrid
2021 Air War College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2022 Reserve Component National Security Course, Ft. McNair, DC

1. Aug 2002 – Nov 2002, Student, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2. Nov 2002 – Aug 2003, Student, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
3. Sep 2003 – Aug 2004, Deputy Director of Intelligence Training, 51st Operations Support Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of South Korea
4. Sep 2004 – Jul 2006, Director of Intelligence, 8th Special Operations Squadron, Duke Field, Fla.
5. Aug 2006 – Aug 2007, Deputy Director of Intelligence Training, 1st SOS, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
6. Aug 2007 – Sep 2009, Intelligence Deputy Flight Commander, 919th Operations Group, Eglin AFB, Fla.
7. Oct 2009 – May 2013, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Chief, Detachment 2, 919th OG, Hurlburt Field, Fl
8. June 2013 – May 2015, Chief, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Forces, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
9. June 2015 – Aug 2018, Director of Operations, 718th Intelligence Squadron, JBLE, Va.
10. Sep 2018 – Jan 2021, Commander, 718th IS, JBLE, Va.
11. Feb 2021 – May 2023, Chief of Operations, 755th ISRG, JBLE, Va.
12. Jun 2023 – Present, Commander, 755th ISRG, JBLE, Va.

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Navy Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Navy Achievement Medal with gold star

2002 Air Force Officer Training School Honor Graduate
2003 Air Force Officer Intelligence Course Distinguished Graduate
2003 Major General G.E. Reynolds Award for Contribution
2005 AFA Citation of Honor Award
2008 919 SOW Company Grade Officer of the Year
2008 Air Force ISR Awards Program Outstanding Air Reserve Component ISR CGO of the Year (MAJCOM)
2009 Air Force ISR Awards Program Outstanding ISR Intermediate Civilian of the Year Level II (Air Force)
2010 Joint Targeting School Distinguished Graduate
2016 Air Force ISR Awards Program Outstanding Air Reserve Component ISR FGO of the Year (Air Force)
2016 NMIA Major General Jack E. Thomas Award (Air Reserve Component)
2019 655 ISRW Unit of the Year
2020 Air Force ISR Awards Program Outstanding ISR Unit of the Year (MAJCOM)

(Current as of November 2023)