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Brian "BK" McCrary
 

   Mr. McCrary has been an instructor with the MAGTF Instructional Group (MIG) since
  January of 2013. Prior to teaching at the MIG, Mr. McCrary served in the US Marines from
  May, 1985 to December 2012. During his last three years in uniform he served as the
  Director of the Leadership and Ethics Course and the Assistant Director for the War, Policy
  and Strategy Course at the Marine Corps War College.


  Areas of Interest: 
  Leadership and Ethics
  War, Policy and Strategy
  Marine Corps Planning Process
  Military History

 


EDUCATION (Civilian & Military)
  •  Doctoral Candidate in Military History with the University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
  •  University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies / 2013 / Red Team Members Course
  •  National War College / 2009 / Master of Science, National Security Strategy
  •  Marine Corps School of Advanced Warfighting / 2002 / Advanced Operational Studies
  •  Marine Corps Command & Staff College / 2001 / Master of Military Studies
  •  University of Arkansas / 1987 / Bachelors of Arts, History


CHRONOLOGY OF ASSIGNMENTS
  •  Jan 13 – Present Instructor, MAGTF Instructional Group (MIG)
  •  Jun 09 – Sep 12 Director, Leadership and Ethics Course, MCWAR
  •  Aug 08 – Jun 09 Student, National War College, Ft McNair
  •  Apr 07 – May 08 Commanding Officer, HMAL/T-303, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  May 05 – Jan 07 Executive Officer, MAG-39, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  May 04 – May 05 Operations Officer, MAG-39, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  Sep 03 – May 04 PACOM Plans Officer, I MEF G-5, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  Jun 02 – Aug 03 Operational Planner (OIF), I MEF G-3, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  Jul 01 – Jun 02 Student, School of Advanced Warfighting, Quantico, VA
  •  Jul 00 – Jun 01 Student, Command and Staff College, Quantico, VA
  •  Nov 98– Jul 00 Executive Officer, DoSS and S-4 Officer, HMLA-369, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  Nov 97 – Nov 98 Human Affairs Officer, MAG-39, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  Dec 96 – Oct 97 Tactical Platoon Commander, 1st ANGLICO, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  Aug 95 – Nov 96 MEU Detachment OIC, 1st ANGLICO, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  Jan 93 – Jul 95 Flight Training Officer, HMT-303, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  Jul 90 – Jan 93 Quality Assurance Officer, HMLA-367, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  Apr 90 – Jul 90 Student, AH-1 pilot training, HMT-303, Camp Pendleton, CA
  •  May 88 – Mar 90 Student Pilot, NAS Pensacola, FL
  •  Oct 87 – Apr 88 Student, The Basic School, Quantico, VA
  •  Jun 86 – Aug 86 Candidate, Officers Candidate School, Quantico, VA
  •  May 85 – Jun 86 Enlisted Marine, USMCR, India Co., 3rd Bn, 23rd Marines


MAJOR AWARDS & DECORATIONS
  •  Legion of Merit
  •  Distinguished Flying Cross with Combat "V"
  •  Bronze Star Medal with Combat "V" and gold star in lieu of second award
  •  Meritorious Service Medal
  •  Air Medal with Combat "V" and gold star in lieu of second award
  •  Strike/Flight Air Medal with bronze numeral "1"
  •  Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of second award
  •  Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star in lieu of second award
  •  Combat Action Ribbon