Deputy Garrison Commander Lieutenant Colonel Brian Mandock

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Mandock was born in Flint, Michigan.  In 2004, he graduated as a distinguished military graduate and received his Regular Army commission from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
Lt. Col. Mandock served as an Engineer Officer for over six years in platoon through battalion level positions, before transitioning to Psychological Operations. There, Lt. Col. Mandock commanded at the Detachment and Company levels before serving as the Information Operations Chief for a special operations task force countering the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Subsequently, he served as the Futures Chief in the J3 – Information Operations directorate within Joint Special Operations Command.
He has five combat deployments encompassing over 30 months in theater. The first of Lt. Col. Mandock’s deployments was to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The next two were to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The fourth and fifth deployments were to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
After serving a yearlong fellowship in the office of U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, his most recent assignment was serving in the Army’s Office of the Chief, Legislative Liaison. During this assignment, he was the Army’s lead liaison to the U.S. Congress for all Cyberspace, Electronic Warfare, Information Operations and Space policy.
Lt. Col. Mandock holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University, a Master of Professional Studies degree in Legislative Affairs from the George Washington University, and Masters Certificates in Stability, Security, and Development in Complex Operations (SSDCO) and Rule of Law from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Lieutenant Colonel Mandock’s military education includes the Command and General Staff Officers Course, the Maneuver Captain’s Career Course, Engineer Officer Basic Course, as well as various specialty courses. Additionally, he has earned the Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Ranger Tab. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with One Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal.
Lieutenant Colonel Mandock is married and has two young boys.