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Col. Brian J. Mueller is the Director of Analyses, Lessons Learned, and Continuous Process Improvement at headquarters Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He provides formal analytical and problem solving decision-support to Air Force Reserve senior leadership.
Mueller received his commission in 1988 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. While on active duty, he served with HQ Strategic Air Command as a programmer in support of nuclear war planning at the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff. He entered the Air Force Reserve in 1995 as an individual mobilization augmentee to the Air Force Academy as an Admissions Liaison Officer. He later joined the Joint Intelligence Center Pacific Detachment Minneapolis targeting unit where he served as the Air Force Element Leader and Production Officer. In 2005 he was activated in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and served as the Deputy J2 for a Joint Special Operations Task Force tasked with eliminating Al Qaida.
Additional assignments for Col. Mueller include the 713 Combat Operations Squadron (an Air Force Forces augmentation unit to the 13 AF) where he served as Director of Analysis and performed multiple war-time back-fill tours to the 13 AF as both Director of Analysis and Director of Plans and Programs and with US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) where he was the Lead Cyberspace Intelligence Planner/Analyst for J23 and also a member of the USCYBERCOM’s Joint Cyber Reserve Unit where he served as both the Intelligence and the Exercise Support mission leads. His most recent previous assignment was as commander of the 42d Intelligence Squadron (IS) supporting the Air Force Targeting Enterprise at Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia. He took it from stand up to Full Operational Capability, earning a Meritorious Unit Award for its support to Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, and being selected as both the 655 ISRG Unit of the Year and AFRC’s AFISRAP Outstanding ARC ISRD/IOS/IS/RS Intelligence Unit of the Year.
1988 Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
1992 Master of Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Neb.
1995 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2002 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2007 Master of Science, National Defense Intelligence College, D.C.
2008 Air War College, by correspondence
2010 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, D.C.
2012 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, D.C.
2012 Strategy and War, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2015 Information Environment Advance Analysis course
1. Feb 1988 - June 1988, Student, Basic Computer Officer Training, Keesler, AFB, Miss.
2. June 1988 - May 1992, Computer Graphics Software Engineer, HQ SAC, Offutt AFB, Nebr.
3. May 1992 - July 1995, OIC, War Planning Workstation Support, J65434, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb.
4. Aug 1995 - Mar 2000 Admissions Liaison Officer, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
5. Mar 2000 - Feb 2008, Director of Systems, JICPAC Detachment Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minn.
6. Feb 2008 - May 2010, Director of Analysis, 713 Combat Operations Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.
7. May 2010 - Jan 2013, Lead Cyberspace Intelligence Planner/Analyst, J2, USCYBERCOM, Ft. George G. Meade, Md.
8. Jan 2013 – Jun 2016, Commander 42d Intelligence Squadron, Air Force Targeting Environment, Joint Base Langley Eustis, Va.
9. Jun 2016 – Mar 2020, Deputy Director of ISR, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
10. Apr 2020 – present, Director of Analyses, Lessons Learned, and CPI, HQ AFRC, Robins AFB, Ga.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 1992 - July 1995, OIC, War Planning Workstation Support, USSTRATCOM, Offutt AFB, Neb. as a captain
2. Mar 2000 - Feb 2008, Director of Systems, JICPAC Detachment Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minn. as a major
3. May 2010 - Jan 2013, Lead Cyberspace Intelligence Planner/Analyst, J2, USCYBERCOM; Ft. Meade, Md. as a lieutenant colonel
Ratings: Cyber Operations Officer
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service ribbon with gold border
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 14, 1988
First Lieutenant Sep. 25, 1990
Captain Sep. 25, 1992
Major Oct. 1, 2000
Lieutenant Colonel Oct 1, 2007
Colonel June 4, 2016
(Current as of Jun 2020)