Lieutenant Colonel Bryant retired from the US Air Force July 1st, 2019 after 20 years of faithful active duty service. Colonel Bryant’s duties culminated as Director of the B-2 Mission Training Cell, 13th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri where he led a division of 7 contract and 3 intelligence personnel responsible for the planning, creation, and execution of full spectrum combat readiness training missions for America’s 116 B-2 pilots.
Colonel Bryant is a Command Pilot with over 4,200 total flying hours, including 1,000 combat hours during 100 combat missions. He entered the Air Force after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1999. He earned his pilot wings after graduating from Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance AFB, OK in 2001. His assignments include aircraft command of B-52s at Minot AFB, ND, dual instructor pilot duties in the B-2 and T-38 at Whiteman AFB, MO and a command tour at the Air Force Academy. Colonel Bryant has deployed six times in support of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Freedom Sentinel, Inherent Resolve and Commander, United States Pacific Command’s bomber presence missions.
Prior to his final assignment, Colonel Bryant was a deployed E-11A Battlefield Airborne Communications Node pilot at Kandahar Airbase, Afghanistan.
Colonel Bryant is from Brea, CA and is married to Kari Bryant from Champaign, IL. They live in Warrensburg, MO with their two children, Beau (12) and Bella (9).