Rank/Name: Major Brian Spurlock
Branch: United States Navy and Air Force
Service Dates: Enlisted in 1988, currently 20+ years of service and counting
Major Brian Spurlock originally joined the military in 1988 as a member of the United States Navy but over the course of his 20+ year career has served on active duty with the U.S. Navy and Air Force, as well as with the Marine Corps as a Navy hospital corpsman.
During his time in the Navy Spurlock worked at the Naval Hospital, San Diego; as a field corpsman for 12th Marines, Okinawa, Japan; as a field corpsman for 2nd Tank Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC; and as the leading Petty Officer for Camp Lejeune’s Sports Medicine Clinic and Pediatric Clinic. He was part of a Joint Task Force mission for Drug Interdiction in the Coronado National Forest and spent 30 days on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter intercepting Cuban refugees as part of a Marine Security Detachment.
In 2003 Spurlock graduated cum laude from St. John’s College School of Nursing and was a distinguished graduate of Commissioned Officer Training at Maxwell Air Force Base the same year. During his time in the Air Force Spurlock served as a charge nurse responsible for a 33-bed medical step-down unit. He has deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Kyrgyzstan, where he treated mass casualties and served as an ICU nurse for trauma patients, and Aeromedical Staging Facility at Andrews Air Force Base, treating military service members who were wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Maj. Spurlock is currently the Course Director for the U.S. Air Force Nurse Transition Program at the University of Cincinnati. He is also involved in the local community where he has carried his passion for military softball to Wilmington High School where he serves as the Varsity Softball Coach. When not working or coaching Maj. Spurlock can be found volunteering at the Clinton County Humane Society. He is set to retire from the Air Force on 1 October 2020.
He has received the following awards:
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Air Force Commendation
- Navy/Marine Corps Commendation
- Navy Achievement Medal (twice)
- National Defense Medal
- Coast Guard Unit Commendation
- Navy Good Conduct Medal
- Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
- Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
- Humanitarian Service Ribbon
- Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
- Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon
- Navy Rifle Ribbon
- Navy Pistol
- Air Force Outstanding Unit Ribbon
- NATO ISAF Medal