Colonel Brian A. Horton, 307th Maintenance Group Commander

Col. Brian A. Horton is commander of the 307th Maintenance Group, 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. He serves as the senior Air Reserve Technician  responsible for providing daily program management, direction and guidance to 625 ARTs and traditional reservists and 250 active-duty Air Force personnel dedicated to the repair, inspection and maintenance of 20, B-52 Stratofortress aircraft.

Col. Horton earned his commission in 1999 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana.  He served on active duty for four years in the nuclear enterprise, and entered the Air Force Reserve in 2010 as a Maintenance Officer. During his military career, he has held positions as an intercontinental ballistic missile operations officer, executive officer, maintenance operations officer, aircraft maintenance squadron commander and deputy group commander.  Lt. Col. Horton has deployed in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom Sentinel.


1999     Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La.

2000     Missile Qualification Training, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Cal.  

2003     Masters of Science, Information Management, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

2011     Aircraft Maintenance Officer’s Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2012     Squadron Officer School by correspondence

2012     Maintenance Officer’s Intermediate Course, Sheppard AFB, Texas

2014     Air Command and Staff College by correspondence

2020     Air War College by correspondence



  1. July 1999 – April 2000, Student, 392nd Training Group, Vandenberg AFB, Ca.
  2. April 2000 – May 2002, ICBM Deputy Combat Crew Commander, 740th Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
  3. May 2002 – July 2003, ICBM Combat Crew Commander, 740th Missile Squadron, Minot AFB, N.D.
  4. July 2003 – Nov. 2010, assigned to the Inactive Ready Reserve
  5. November  2010 – Aug. 2011, Maintenance Operations Officer, 307th Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
  6. August  2011 – Nov. 2011, Student, 363rd Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
  7. December 2011 – Aug. 2013, Executive Officer/Maintenance Operations Officer, 917th Fighter Group, Barksdale AFB, La.
  8. August 2013 – July 2016, Maintenance Operations Officer, 908th Maintenance Group, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
  9. September 2015 – Jan. 2016, Officer–in-Charge, 746th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
  10. July 2016 – Dec. 2019, Commander, 803d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss.
  11. January 2018 – May 2018, Officer–in-Charge, 746th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
  12. December 2019 – Feb. 2021, Deputy Commander for Maintenance, 44th Fighter Group, Eglin AFB, Fla.
  13. February 2021 – Present, Deputy Group Commander, 307th Mission Support Group, Barksdale AFB, La.


Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Unit Award

AF Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with “N” device

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Air Force Longevity Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal  with one “M” Device

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)

AF Training Ribbon


Second Lieutenant                                         June 15, 1999

First Lieutenant                                              June 15, 2001

Captain                                                  December 19, 2004

Major                                                               Mar 13, 2013

Lieutenant Colonel                                    August 31, 2018

Colonel                                                      April 1, 2023


(Current as of May 2023)