Bryan Gillespie is Deputy and Technical Director, Air Force Security Forces Center (AFSFC), Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of AFSFC, which includes four Air Staff level directorates and three geographically separated ground combat training and corrections detachments. The overall staff function of the AFSFC is to organize, train and equip over 40,000 security forces members in the active and Air Reserve Component. The organization is manned by security forces, intelligence, office of special investigations, explosives ordnance disposal, aviators, communications, and engineering specialists. The mission of AFSFC is developing and delivering Force Protection combat support across the Air Force Enterprise, to improve the ability of the Air Force to execute its core competencies and joint war fighting mission.
Mr. Gillespie earned his commission from the Air Force Officer Training School in 1994 as a distinguished graduate. He is a veteran of OPERATION DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, DESERT CALM, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM. Prior to his current position, Mr. Gillespie served as Director, Logistics Directorate, AFSFC, JBSA-Lackland, TX.
Mr. Gillespie has extensive security forces experience both as an active-duty officer, contractor and civilian. He has held several positions within AFSFC including Technical Advisor, Operations and Training Directorate, and Technical Advisor and Director, Logistics Directorate.
1992 Bachelor of Science in Management, with honors, Park University, San Antonio, TX 1997 Master of Arts in Management, with distinction, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA 1999 Squadron Officer’s School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2002 Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence
2008 Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Defense Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 2020 Air War College, Correspondence
2021 Excellence In Government Fellow
  1. August 1982 – May 1985, Response Force Leader/Elite Guard, 6960th Security Police Squadron, Kelly AFB, Texas
  2. May 1985 – May 1988, NCOIC SCIF Accreditations, 6960th Security Police Squadron, Kelly AFB, Texas
  3. May 1988 – May 1990, Chief, Security Police 6931st Electronic Security Squadron, Iraklion AB, Crete, GR
  4. May 1990 – November 1993, Superintendent, Security Police Future Technologies, AF Intelligence Command, Kelly AFB, Texas
  5. December 1990 – April 1991, Assistant Chief, Security Police (deployed), 6948th (P) Electronic Security Squadron, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  6. November 1993 – March 1994, Student, Air Force Officers’ Training School, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  7. March 1994 – March 1997, Flight Leader/Operations Officer, 790th Security Forces Squadron, FE Warren AFB, Wyoming
  8. March 1997 – September 1998, Action Officer, Air Force Center for Quality, Management & Innovation, Randolph AFB, Texas
  9. September 1998 – May 2001, Vulnerability Assessment Officer/Executive Officer, Air Force Security Forces Center, Lackland AFB, Texas
  10. September 2001 – March 2002, Operations Officer (deployed), 319th (P) Security Forces Squadron, Bahrain
  11. May 2001 – May 2003, Operations Officer, 509th Security Forces Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
  12. May 2003 – May 2005, Chief, Security Forces Officer Assignments, Randolph AFB, Texas
  13. May 2005 – June 2007, Commander, 39th Security Forces Squadron, Incirlik AB, Turkey
  14. August 2007 – December 2008, Student, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California
  15. January 2009 – August 2011, Chief, Contingencies Branch, HQ USAF Security Forces Directorate, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  16. November 2010 – May 2011, Director of Operations, 332d Security Forces Group, Balad AB, Iraq
  17. September 2011 – October 2014, Principal Program Manager, DoD Access Control, PSEAG
  18. October 2014 – August 2016, Director, 502d Security Forces Squadron, JBSA-Ft Sam Houston, Texas
  19. August 2016 – September 2019, Technical Advisor, Operations & Training Directorate, AFSFC, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
  20. September 2019 – June 2021, Technical Advisor, Logistics Directorate, AFSFC, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
  21. June 2021 – March 2024, Director, Logistics Directorate, AFSFC, JBSA-Lackland, Texas
  22. March 2024 – Present, Deputy & Technical Director, AFSFC, JBSA-Lackland, Texas

Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters Award for Meritorious Civilian Service
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters Commander’s Award for Civilian Service (Army)
Air Force Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters National Defense Service Medal with bronze star Southwest Asia Service Medal with three service stars Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudia Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Government of Kuwait
Distinguished Graduate from AF Officer Training School, 1994
Distinguished Graduate from AF Security Forces Academy, 1994
Distinguished Graduate from Air Based Defense School, Ft Dix, NJ, 1995
Commander, Best Large Security Forces Squadron in the Air Force, 2006

(Current as of March 2024)