MG Brian J. McKiernan
Deputy Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg

Major General Brian J. McKiernan is a 1986 Distinguished Military Graduate of the Vanderbilt University ROTC Program. His military education includes the Field Artillery Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Marine Corps Command and General Staff Course and the Army War College. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Science from George Mason University, and a Master of Arts from the Army War College.

MG McKiernan has commanded at the Battery, Battalion, Brigade, and the Division level as well as the Fires Center of Excellence. His past assignments include tactical assignments with the VII Corps Artillery in Germany, the 82d Airborne Division, the 2d Infantry Division, and the 1st Armored Division. He also served with the Army Staff, Combined Forces Command-Korea, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, US Forces Iraq, Army Reserve Command, the US Army Field Artillery School, and 8th US Army.

MG McKiernan’s combat and operational experience include deployments to Operation DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM as well as Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from 2003-2004 and 2009-2010.

MG McKiernan’s awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge and Master Parachutist Badge.