Brian K. Fox (B.K.) is a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer helicopter pilot. During high school and for his first two years as active duty military, BK was in the Civil Air Patrol where he was trained in Search and Rescue (SAR) from both the air and ground. He served four years in the Navy and six years in the infantry and left his assignment as a reconnaissance squad leader to serve the next 12 years as an Army Aviator.

BK has received Air Force cold weather survival training, Navy open water survival training and aircraft underwater emergency egress training. He graduated from the Army Jungle Aircrew Survival Course in Panama and the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape Course (SERE level B) at Fort Campbell. He served as a SERE Survival Instructor for four years at Fort Campbell and as an Air Assault Instructor for two years at Fort Belvoir training hundreds of students.

B. K. also graduated from the Air Assault Course, Rappel Master Course, Navy Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Course, Army Nuclear Biological & Chemical Officer Course, Electronic Warfare Officer Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, Central Texas College First Responder Course, Joint Firepower Control Course, Combating Terrorism on Military Installations Course, Joint Personnel Recovery Agency Personnel Recovery Course, Defense Language Institute Spanish Language Course and numerous leadership courses.

As a Tactical Operations Officer it was B.K.’s job to keep pilots and crew members alive in combat through vigorous multi-faceted training and sound combat mission planning. He was responsible for all aspects of search, rescue and recovery of downed aircrew within the unit. He personally trained over 800 soldiers from the 101st Airborne in desert survival skills in the Kuwaiti desert in preparation for the assault into Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as Tactical and Flight Operations Officer in Bosnia.

Some of BK’s military decorations include: Expert Infantryman Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Navy Surface Warfare Specialist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Rifle/Pistol Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (6), Nicaraguan Medal for Honor of Military Merit, Soldier of the Fatherland, First Class (Gold) and others.

After retirement BK was certified as a NRA Pistol Instructor, US Department of State Range Master / Firearms Instructor, New Hampshire and National Registry EMT Basic, a Virginia EMT Enhanced, and a SOLO Wilderness EMT. He has attending numerous other training programs and served two years in Iraq as a security contractor. Recently BK received a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine with a graduate certificate in botanical safety.

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