SSG Brian MacBain

SSG Brian MacBain

Dates of Service: May 1986 - Jun 2006
RETIRED
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Promotions

  • PVT May 86
  • PV2 Nov 86
  • PFC Apr 87
  • SPC Nov 87
  • SGT Aug 90
  • SSG Jun 96

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Bio 

I grew up in Connecticut and served in the Army for 20yrs. I retired from the Army in June 2006. I been married since 1992 and have two boys, Andrew and Benjamin and two GSDs. My hobbies is walking my dogs, going to the gun range, and enjoying time with my family.

Military Experiences

Apr 2004 - Jun 2006
CENTCOM
Section Sergeant
Was the Section SGT that handled all adhoc requests coming in from down range (IZ-AF). Our section was a 24/7 shop. I retired after two years of being there.
Mar 2003 - Mar 2004
A Co
Squad Leader
A PLT SGT and Squad Leader to an ARL unit. Responsible for forty soldiers. At times, when I was the Squad leader (I was the senior SSG in the company) and the 1SG and PLT was gone, I was the acting 1SG.
Sep 2001 - Mar 2003
Platoon Sergeant
As an SSG, was pick over eight SFC's as PLT SGT. I was responsible for 100 soldiers from ranks SPC's to MSG's. To include officers 2LT to COL's. This was a unique position in this unit. While not doing PLT SGT duties, I also review Army Regulations before they are published to make comments/suggestions to make it better.
Sep 2000 - Nov 2001
NCOA
BNCOC Instructor
My responsibilities included of being the Cadre PLT SGT for my class. Instruct SGT's and SSG's on Common Core Basic soldiers skills (ie, Leadership, counseling, PT, etc) and MOS specific skills that are required to get promoted to SSG.

Deployments

(2 years, 9 months)
Mar 2010 - Jul 2010
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
I deployed as a DOD civilian to support the military members. I cannot go any further since this is unclass website.
May 2009 - Sep 2009
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
I deployed as a DOD civilian to support the military members. I cannot go any further since this is unclass website.
Jul 2007 - Nov 2007
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
I deployed as a DOD civilian to support the military members. I cannot go any further since this is unclass website.
Feb 2002 - Sep 2002
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
I was in Kuwait not Afghanistan during this timeframe supporting OEF. I was assigned to Joint Task Force Consequence Management (JTFCM) at Camp Doha which involves Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines along with Germans and Czech NBC units. We were the military version of FEMA.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools
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