Brian Urbancic, B.S., M.S.
Brian graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in meteorology and was commissioned into the Air Force as a lieutenant in 2015. His first assignment was at Scott AFB, IL, where he perfected operational forecasting for 153 Department of Defense (DoD) sites across the United States. Later, he was selected as the Chief of the Weather Plans Division at the Air Force’s Tanker Airlift and Control Center (TACC). In the position, Brian led a team briefing high-level commanders on global weather impacts on DoD’s mobility and air refueling efforts. In 2018, he was selected to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology, attaining his Master of Science in Atmospheric Science.
Following this assignment, Brian moved to Tucson, AZ, in the Spring of 2020, where he was a flight commander overseeing 24/7 weather operations and leading 50 Airmen. Next, Brian deployed to Afghanistan from October 2020 through April 2021. During this time, he was the Bagram Airfield Weather Flight Commander, supporting combat operations across Afghanistan and resource protection across the base. During the final two months of his deployment, he served as the NATO Chief Meteorological and Oceanography Officer. In this position, Brian routinely briefed weather impacts to top-level NATO commanders and supported joint NATO forces with planning weather aiding retrograde operations across the country. Brian finished his active-duty service in March of 2023 in the position of Assistant Director of Operations. In this role, Brian integrated weather with the Intelligence Community. He still serves in the Air Force Reserves as a Captain.
During his years of service, Brian attended many operational weather and leadership schools. He is a certified Air Force Weather and Environmental Sciences Officer. Brian also led many efforts tailoring and producing actionable weather support for many mission sets globally. Brian has been recognized for many awards, including two Air and Space Commendation Medals with one combat device, two Air and Space Achievement Medals, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.