Chief Master Sgt. Brian L. Garrett is the 13th Utah State Command Chief Master Sergeant and is assigned to Headquarters, Utah Air National Guard, Roland R. Wright Air Base, Salt Lake City, Utah. He serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Utah Air National Guard on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of the Utah Air National Guard’s 1,250 enlisted members. He represents the highest level of enlisted leadership for the Utah Air National Guard and represents the enlisted force and their interests at the state and national level.

Chief Master Sergeant Garrett entered active duty Air Force in July 1986 as an Armament Systems Technician. In 1989 he transferred to the Air Force Reserves where he served as an Aircraft Load Crew Chief, Wing Weapons Safety Manager, and First Sergeant. As a First Sergeant he served various assignments in operations and maintenance. In 2007 he retired with almost 22 years of service and in 2016 he enlisted in the Utah Air National Guard. He has been assigned to bases in Colorado, California, Utah and Spain. Prior to his current position, the Chief was the Superintendent, 151st Mission Support Group, Roland R. Wright ANG Base, Utah.

In his civilian capacity he serves as the Deputy Director of the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs overseeing the military affairs programs. Prior to this position he served as the Director of Military Relations for a large regional bank and Deputy Director of Emergency Services and Homeland Security for the State of Utah.


1986 Aircraft Armament Systems Technician Technical School, Lowry Air Force Base, Colo.

1990 Noncommissioned Officer Preparatory Course, Hill AFB, Utah

1992 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Hill AFB, Utah

1998 Associate of Applied Science, Aircraft Systems Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

1999 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

2000 USAF First Sergeant Academy, Robins AFB, Ga

2001 Associate of Applied Science, Human Resource Management/Personnel Administration, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Ala.



1. July 1986 – September 1986, Student, Basic Military Training, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas

2. September 1986 – December 1986, Student, Aircraft Armament Systems Course, Lowry, AFB Colo.

3. January 1986 – January 1989, Aircraft Armament Systems Technician, 401st Fighter Wing, Torrejon Air Base, Spain

4. January 1989 – July 1989, Aircraft Armament Systems Technician, 35th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, George AFB, Calif.

5. July 1989 – December 1995, Aircraft Load Crew Chief, 419th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB Utah

6. December 1995 – December 1999, Wing Weapons Safety Manager, 419th Fighter Wing Hill AFB Utah

7. December 1999- April 2002, First Sergeant, 466th Fighter Squadron and 419th Operations Group Hill AFB, Utah

8. April 2002 – June 2003, First Sergeant, 419th Combat Logistics Support Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah.

9. June 2003 – July 2005, First Sergeant, 419th Maintenance Squadron and 419th Maintenance Group, Hill AFB, Utah

10. July 2005- September 2007, First Sergeant, 466th Fighter Squadron and 419th Operations Group Hill AFB, Utah

11. January 2016 – August 2016, Superintendent, 151st Mission Support Group, Rowland Wright Air Base, Utah

12. September 2016 –present, State Command Chief, Utah Air National Guard, Rowland Wright Air Base, Utah



Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters

Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters



Enlisted Association of the National Guard Air Force Association

American Legion Utah Air National Guard Chiefs Council

Utah Air National Guard Top 3

Utah Veteran Owned Business Partnership

Utah Veterans and Military Employment Coalition

Utah Committee for Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, Executive Committee

Top of Utah Military Affairs Committee, Past Chair

Salt Lake Military Affairs Committee, Past Chair

International Association of Emergency Managers, Certified Emergency Manager

 Disaster Recovery International, Certified Business Continuity Professional



Senior Airman Jan. 6, 1989

Staff Sergeant July 1, 1990

Technical Sergeant Jan. 1, 1993

Master Sergeant Mar. 1, 1996

Senior Master Sergeant Mar. 1, 2000

Chief Master Sergeant Aug. 1, 2016