CW5 Brian Searcy is the eighth command chief warrant officer of the Army National Guard and serves as the principal military advisor to the director, Army National Guard on all matters affecting warrant officer training, utilization, health of the force, and professional development.
He previously served as the command chief warrant officer of the Utah Army National Guard, and was the chair of the Army National Guard Warrant Officer Advisory Council.
CW5 Searcy enlisted in the Utah Army National Guard on Jan. 20, 1988, as a cannon crewmember assigned to Service Battery, 222nd Field Artillery Regiment.
In February 1992 he reclassified as an interrogator and Spanish linguist and transferred to D Company, 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, serving as an interrogation section sergeant in that unit. In February 1995 he began serving as a Spanish linguist with the Utah National Guard Counterdrug Program.
CW5 Searcy transferred to C Company, 141st Military Intelligence Battalion in February 1998 and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one on April 30, 1999, after completing Warrant Officer Candidate School. He served as a human intelligence collection technician.
He deployed in January 2003 with the 141st Military Intelligence Battalion, Forward 1 in support of operations in Iraq and served as interrogation chief with the Joint Interrogation Debriefing Center for the Iraq Survey Group and Defense Intelligence Agency.
On Sept. 1, 2005, he transferred to Joint Forces Headquarters, Utah Army National Guard and reclassified as a property accounting technician. He then served as the overseas duty training officer in the operations section of the Utah Army National Guard.
He became the force integration readiness officer with the Utah Army National Guard in May 2012 and then assumed responsibilities of the mobilization readiness officer in 2013.
On June 16, 2018, he was appointed as the command chief warrant officer of the Utah Army Guard and served in that position until taking on his current duties as the command chief warrant officer of the Army Guard.
His professional education includes: Primary Leader Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Warrant Officer Candidate School, Warrant Officer Basic Course, Warrant Officer Advance Course, Warrant Officer Staff Course, and Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course. Additionally, he has completed the Army National Guard Force Management Course and the How the Army Runs Course. He is a qualified force management officer and has an associate’s degree in general studies from Salt Lake Community College and a Bachelor of Science in business management from the University of Utah.
CW5 Searcy is married to Caroline and is the father of three children.