Upon graduation from Lamar University, as the Distinguished Military Graduate of the Army ROTC program, he was commissioned as a Field Artillery officer and began his service in the United States Army at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Brian has served in numerous locations around the world, including South Korea and Germany, and from coast to coast in the United States. His assignments included numerous training deployments and two operational deployments. In 1990, he deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm during the first Gulf War, and was awarded the Bronze Star for Exceptional Meritorious Achievement. In 1998 he deployed to Central America as the Joint Operations Officerfor Joint Task Force Aguila to conduct humanitarian operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. At the time of the attack on the Pentagon, Brian was serving on the Department of the Army staff as the military aide to the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. Brian was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained on 9/11/2001. Upon his retirement from the Army, Brian was awarded the Legion of Merit. Brian and his wife Mel, reside in Granbury, TX where they operate a non-profit to assist and encourage critical burn survivors and wounded servicemen and women. The Birdwell's son Matt is currently attending Texas Tech University.
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P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
1315 Waters Edge Drive, Suite 116-2
Granbury, TX 76048
900 Austin Avenue, Suite 403
Waco, TX 76701