Lieutenant Colonel Brian M. Travis is from Lords Valley, Pennsylvania and was commissioned in the U.S. Army through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps after graduating from Texas A&M University in May 2002. He was initially branch detailed as an Armor Officer for three years before transitioning to his basic branch, the Adjutant General Corps, in May 2005. Travis assumed the duties of Commander AFSOUTH Battalion June 5, 2020.
Lt. Col. Travis served in numerous leadership and staff positions from the Department of the Army to Platoon level. His key assignments include Army Strength Manager and later Branch Chief, NATO Strength Branch, NATO Manning Division, U.S. European Command (J10 AT Stuttgart, Germany; Officer Accessions Policy Officer and later Officer Promotions Policy Officer, Directorate of Military Personnel Management, Army G-1 at the Pentagon; Inter-Agency Fellow, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington DC; Division Strength Manager, then Deputy G-1, and later Secretary of the General Staff, 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, Texas; Brigade S-1, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade 1sr Cavalry Division Fort Hood, Texas, Battalion S-1, Special Troops Battalion, 8th U.S. Army at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea; Detachment Commander, B Detachment, 509th Personnel Services Battalion, Camp Stanley South Korea; 3rd Platoon Leader, G Troop, 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment and later Assistant S-3, 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky. His operational deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom XII, Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10, Iraq. He is currently serving as the Battalion Commander of USANATO AFSOUTH.
Lt. Col. Travis is a graduate of the Armor Officer’s Basic Course, the Adjutant General’s Captain Career Course, and the Command and Staff College. He has a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Texas A&M University and a Master’s of Arts in Human Resource Management from Webster University.
His awards and decoration s include the Bronze Star Medal, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, the Joint Achievement Medal, Achievement Medals, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.