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Major General Brett A. Wyrick




Maj. Gen. Brett A. Wyrick is the Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General, United States Air Force, Pentagon, D.C. General Wyrick is dual Board Certified in General Surgery and Aerospace Medicine. He has combat experience as a trauma surgeon at Balad Air Base, Iraq. He also served as the Chief of Aerospace Medicine for the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram AB, Afghanistan during his most recent combat deployment in 2016. He is a member of the Hawaii Air National Guard and was first commissioned in the Oklahoma Air National Guard in 1990.  He received his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri and completed his surgical training at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

His previous assignments include the Director of the Air National Guard Medical Service, Joint Surgeon of the Texas National Guard, and Hawaii State Air Surgeon.  He also served as the Commander of the 154th Medical Group HI ANG. A Traditional Guardsman, Dr. Wyrick currently serves full-time as the Federal Aviation Administration's Regional Flight Surgeon for the Northwest Mountain Region. He provides medical supervision to approximately 300 Aviation Medical examiners in the region: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. He serves as the Federal Air Surgeon's delegated waiver authority on all classes of aviation medical certificates and air traffic controller fitness for duty determinations in the United States of America.

1983 Bachelor of Science in Medical, University of Nevada - Reno, Reno, Nevada
1989 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Doctor of Osteopathy, Missouri
1994 Oklahoma State University Tulsa, Oklahoma, General Surgery
1999 Air Command and Staff College (ACSC), by correspondence
2001 Air War College, by correspondence
2008 Medical College of Wisconsin, Masters in Public Health, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2009 Residency in Aerospace Medicine, Distinguished Graduate, Brooks AFB, Texas
2014 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJPME), Distinguished Graduate
2017 Senior Leader Orientation Course (SLOC), Joint Base Andrews, Md.

1. October 1990 - June 1992, Flight Surgeon, 138th TAC Clinic, Oklahoma Air National Guard, Oklahoma
2. July 1992 - October 1995, Squadron Medical Element Physician, 125th Fighter Squadron, Oklahoma Air National Guard, Oklahoma
3. November 1995 - March 1996, Flight Surgeon, 154th Medical Group, Hawaii Air National Guard, Hawaii
4. April 1996 - December 2001, Squadron Medical Element Physician, 199th Fighter Squadron Hawaii Air National Guard
5. January 2002 - March 2003, State Air Surgeon HI ANG, Fort Ruger, Hawaii
6. April 2003 - June 2006, Commander, 154th Medical Group/State Air Surgeon, Hawaii Air National Guard, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
7. July 2006 - December 2007, Commander, 154th Medical Group/Commander Joint CERF-P, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
8. December 2007 - June 2008, Joint Surgeon, Texas Military Forces, Camp Mabry, Texas
9. June 2008 - July 2009, Resident, Residency in Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas
10. July 2009 - December 2012, The Air Surgeon, Joint Base Andrews, Air National Guard Readiness Center, MD
11. December 2012 - July 2016, Deputy Joint Surgeon, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.
12. July 2016 - November 2016, Special Assistant to the Commander, Hawaii Air National Guard, Fort Ruger, Hawaii
13. November 2016 - May 2017, Assistant Adjutant General, Honolulu, HI
14. June 2017 - February 2019, Assistant to the Command Surgeon, Air Combat Command (ACC/SG), Langley AFB, VA
15. March 2019 - May 2021, Deputy Surgeon, and the Director, Joint Reserve Medical Readiness Operations and Affairs, Joint Staff, Washington, DC
16. June 2021 - Present, Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General, United States Air Force, Pentagon, D.C.

Rating: Chief Flight Surgeon
Flight hours: 905
Aircraft flown: A-7K, C040C, C-5, C-12, C-17,C-21, C-26B,C-130H, C-130J, , F-15 B, F-16B/D, HH-60, KC-135 R, OH-58,T-06A, T-38C, UH-60
Pilot wings: Private Pilot

Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon (Short)
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (with gold border)
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with three oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with "M" device and hour glass device)
Air Force Training Ribbon
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Non-Article five Medal

Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
Associate Fellow Aerospace Medical Association

2005 Air National Guard Minuteman Award
2006 Weblos Den Leader Award, Boy Scouts of America
2014 Distinguished Writing Award - Joint Forces Staff College

Captain Oct. 14, 1990
Major July 11, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel May 3, 1998
Colonel June 27, 2003
Brigadier General Nov. 1, 2016
Major General June 1, 2021

(Current as of June 2021)