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Chief Warrant Officer 5 Brian R. Erkson

CW5 Brian R. Erkson is the Command Chief Warrant Officer- Connecticut Army National Guard, responsible for recruiting, training and the professional development of the Warrant Officers assigned to the Connecticut Army National Guard, Advisor to the Adjutant General regarding Warrant Officer policy and actions. Deputy Commandant of the Warrant Officer Candidate School, Connecticut.
CW5 Brian R. Erkson joined the Connecticut National Guard in February 1984 assigned to the 248th Engineer Company as a 62F Lifting and Loading Operator, during his enlisted time he earned two additional Military Occupational Specialties. He was appointed the rank of Warrant Officer One upon graduating the Warrant Officer Career College, Fort Rucker, Alabama in May 1998. CW5 Brian R. Erkson has earned both the 915E Unit Maintenance Technician and 882A Mobility Officer Military Occupational Specialties.

2016, Excelsior College, Associates in Science-Business Management

1998, Warrant Officer Career College
1999, Unit Maintenance Technician Warrant Officer Basic Course
2005, Senior Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer Advanced Course
2008, Mobility Officer Basic Course
2010, Mobility Officer Advanced Course
2010, Warrant Officer Staff Course
2019, Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course

Warrant Officer One 15 May 1998
Warrant Officer Two 15 May 2000
Warrant Officer Three 16 Aug 2005
Warrant Officer Four 28 Oct 2011
Warrant Officer Five 10 Sep 2019

  1. May 1998 - October 1999, Unit Maintenance Technician, HHC 1/169 AVN BN, Enfield, CT.
  2. October 1999 - November 2003, Support Maintenance Technician, 712th Maintenance Company, Windsor Locks, CT.
  3. November 2003 – May 2005, Unit Maintenance Technician, 118th Mult-Functional Medical Battalion, Newington, CT.
  4. May 2005 – January 2007-Support Maintenance Technician, Co A, 143rd Forward Support Battalion, Naugatuck, CT.
  5. January 2007 – August 2007, Unit Maintenance Technician, 118th Multi-Functional Medical Battalion, Newington, CT.
  6. August 2007 - May 2009, Support Maintenance Technician, 85th Troop Command, New London, CT.
  7. May 2009 – February 2012, Mobility Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Hartford, CT.
  8. February 2012 – May 2013, Mobility Officer, 143rd Regional Support Group, Middletown, CT.
  9. May 2013 – September 2019. Mobility Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Hartford, CT.
  10. September 2019 – Present, Command Chief Warrant Officer, Joint Force Headquarters, Hartford, CT.

February 2004-March 2005, 118th MMB, Maintenance Officer, Balad, Iraq

Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) Army Achievement Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass and “M” Device)
Non-Commission Officer Development Ribbon (2)
Army Service Ribbon
Oversees Ribbon
Connecticut Veterans Wartime Service Medal
Connecticut Long Service Medal (30)
Connecticut Emergency Service Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
North Carolina Commendation Medal
Unit Meritorious Commendation
Combat Action Badge


Association of United States Army
United States Warrant Officer Association
United States Army Transportation Regiment Association
United States Army Ordnance Corps Association
National Guard Association of the United States
Connecticut National Guard Association