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Brigadier General Brent W. Wright (Retired)


Retired December 15, 2020

Brig. Gen. Brent Wright was the Chief of Staff, Oklahoma Air National Guard. In this role, he administered and supervised the Oklahoma Air National Guard State Headquarters staff in their support to subordinate units. His leadership and oversight ensured the mission readiness of more than 2,300 personnel in the Oklahoma Air National Guard's two wings and subordinate units who are positioned to support community, state, and federal missions.

Prior to his current General Officer assignments, General Wright was the Vice Commander of the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma. As the vice commander, he assisted the wing commander in the organization, training and deployment of the second largest combat-coded Air National Guard fighter wing, consisting of nearly 1,200 Airmen.

He began his career in April 1989 as an Infantryman with the 45th Infantry Brigade. He received a direct commission into the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. He transferred to the Air Force Judge Advocate's General's Corp and subsequently became a line officer commanding at the group and wing level. He has deployed in support of numerous operations including Northern Watch, Joint Forge, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom.

1989 Bachelor of Science in Administration, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
1992 Juris Doctor in Law, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1993 Judge Advocate Officers Basic Course, Charlottesville, Va.
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2009 National Security Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2015 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2019 Dual Status Commander Qualification Program, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.

1. April 1989 - March 1993, Infantryman, 45th Infantry Brigade (Enhanced), Tulsa, Okla.
2. March 1993 - June 1997, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, and later, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 45th Infantry Brigade (Separate), Edmond, Okla.
3. June 1997 - July 2008, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, later Staff Judge Advocate, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa Air National Guard Base (ANGB), Okla.
4. July 2008 - June 2009, Student, National Security Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, Mass.
5. June 2009 - December 2009, Staff Judge Advocate, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
6. December 2009 - August 2012, Staff Judge Advocate, Joint Force Headquarters, Oklahoma Air National Guard, Oklahoma City, Okla.
7. August 2012 - February 2014, Commander, 138th Mission Support Group, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
8. February 2014 - October 2014, Commander, 138th Maintenance Group, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
9. October 2014 - September 2015, Commander, 138th Mission Support Group, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
10. October 2015 - April 2019, Vice Commander, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa ANGB, Okla.
11. May 2019 - September 2019, Assistant Adjutant General, Oklahoma City, OK
12. September 2019 - December 2020, Chief of Staff, Oklahoma City, OK

Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Force Reserve Medal with two ‘M’ devices and hourglass
NATO Medal (Former Republic of Yugoslavia)
Air Assault Badge

Cherokee Nation Citizen
Leadership Oklahoma
Military Officers Association of America
National Guard Association of the United States
Oklahoma Bar Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars

2004 Reginald C. Harmon Award, Outstanding Reserve Judge Advocate

First Lieutenant March 4, 1993
Captain March 24, 1994
Major June 15, 1998
Lieutenant Colonel June 15, 2002
Colonel March 4, 2010
Brigadier General May 1, 2019

(Current as of December 2020)