COL J. Brian Lanier, MD
Colonel (Dr.) Lanier is a native of Covington, Kentucky. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences cum laude from Northern Kentucky University and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Xavier University. Colonel Lanier attended medical school through the Army's Health Professions Scholarship Program and received his Doctor of Medicine with High Distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Colonel Lanier completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.
After completion of his residency training, Colonel Lanier served as a Staff Family Physician at Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia. From 2007-2008, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 3rd Squadron, 73d Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. He returned to Martin Army Community Hospital from 2008-2015, serving as Team Leader and then Assistant Program Director of the Family Residency Program, where he was a two-time recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award. In 2010, Colonel Lanier completed a Faculty Development program at the University of North Carolina.
Colonel Lanier's subsequent assignments include Physician Recruiter, US Army Medical Recruiting Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 2015-16; Chief Medical Officer, Ireland Army Health Clinic, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 2016-17; Commander, California Medical Detachment, Presidio of Monterey, California, 2017-19; Division Surgeon, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, 2019-20.
Colonel Lanier received a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies with Distinction from the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island in 2021. His most recent assignment was Chief, Credentialing of Privileging, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Virginia.
Colonel Lanier's awards and assignments include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (silver oak leaf cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (three oak leaf clusters), the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with one campaign star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Amy Service Medal, and the Overseas Service Medal (2 awards). He has been awarded the "A" Proficiency Designator by the Army Surgeon General and is a past recipient of the Army Surgeon General's Physician Recognition Award. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.