Dr. Brian D. Laslie is Deputy Command Historian, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). He previously served as the Historian, 1st Fighter Wing, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia from December 2009 to August 2012. During his time as a federal historian he has written three periodic histories and four contingency histories, and two historical studies.
A 2001 graduate of The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina and a historian of air power studies, Brian received his Masters degree from Auburn University Montgomery in 2006 and his Doctorate in history from Kansas State University in 2013. His dissertation focused on the realistic training revolution in the USAF after Vietnam and the impact of training on Desert Storm and Allied Force. His first book The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam (Kentucky, 2015) was published in the Spring of 2015 and landed on the 2016 Chief-of-Staff of the Air Force’s Reading List. His second book, Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the U.S. Air Force was published in 2017.
PhD, History, Kansas State University (2013)
Master of Science, International Relations, Auburn University Montgomery (2006)
Bachelor of Science, History, The Citadel (2001)
Brian has taught at Barton County Community College, Christopher Newport University, and Auburn University Montgomery. He is also an in-residence graduate of the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College.
He has served as a federal historian since 2009. Prior to that Brian served on active duty for six years as an officer in the USAF.
Honors & Awards
Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff Reading List selection (2017)
Chief of Staff of the Air Force reading list selection (2016)
Research and Scholarly Interests
The Air Force Way of War: U.S. Tactics and Training after Vietnam
Architect of Air Power: General Laurence S. Kuter and the Birth of the U.S. Air Force
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