Brian, TF915, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1999 from Tampa, Florida. He rose to the rank of Sergeant before receiving an honorable discharge in 2003. After a small stint as a civilian mechanic, Brian had a thirst for something more, so he once again enlisted; this time, in the United States Army.
Brian has deployed multiple times on both training and combat missions in the Middle East as well as Okinawa, Japan and Rota, Spain.
During 21 years of combined service thus far, Brian has had the privilege to attend many military schools to include: The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Grey, Tan and Green belt course; Jungle Warfare School; Basic Airborne School; the Civil Affairs Assessment and Selection Course; The Civil Affairs Qualification Course; Special Operations Language Training – French; Army Basic Instructor Course; Small Group Leader Course; Master Fitness Trainer Course; Commander’s Total Fitness Instructor Course; The Army Recruiting Course and was recently selected to attend the Sergeant’s Major Academy, class 71.
He has served in numerous leadership positions, both in garrison and combat to include: Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Senior Small Group Leader, Special Forces Recruiter, and First Sergeant. Brian has earned multiple awards and decorations to include the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal.
Brian has earned his Bachelors and Masters from American Military University and is currently working with ISSA for his personal training, strength and conditioning, group fitness and nutritionist certifications. He has run two successful pilot programs with the ACFT for two companies with an overall 53% improvement in eight weeks. He has published his study in the NCO Journal as well as the Sergeant’s Major Academy Historian Website.
Throughout his career, Brian credits his fitness with making the most positive impact in his career. So far, in 21 years, he has never scored below a 290 on the Marine Corps PT Test nor the Army’s. Most recently he had a best score of 576 out of 600 on the new Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) at 39 years old. He lives by the motto, “Prepare your body today, for you never know what tomorrow will bring.” Task Force Fitness has been in his mind since 2011 when he began to find the “why” in his workouts. Since then, each functional routine has a purpose and real-life application that Brian now wants to share with you.
Last but certainly not least, Brian has an eight-year-old son named William who loves fitness as well; he plays hockey, soccer, and practices parkour.