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Against The Wind: Leadership at 36,000 Feet


Aug 12, 2022

Featured Guest: COL (Ret) Brian Cook

Brian is a decisive National Security Professional who leads IBMs Army Futures Command focusing on bolstering the Army’s Modernization. Brian is a seasoned Army Armor/Cavalryman with more than 30 years of service Operating, Leading, Teaching and Planning in some notable sites like the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, CA; Iraq; Afghanistan, the Pentagon and at Army Futures Command in Austin, Texas.

Brian commanded Armor units in all levels from platoon to battalion in the Army often during one of his 5 combat tours in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

Brian is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, the Defense Language Institute for Turkish, the Army’s Command and Staff College, the Turkish Army’s Command and Staff College, the Naval War College, and Carnegie Mellon University. 

He also taught in the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA as the Director of Theater Strategy.

Brian is married to the brilliant Dr. Sara Gilliam and has three awesome kids – Grace (12), Jorden (23) and Tiffany (25).


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