Major Brian “SLAG” Sullivan currently serves as the Active Duty Officer-In-Charge, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.
Major Sullivan is a native of Sarasota, Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In June of 2004, he reported to Officer Candidate School and The Basic School in Quantico, VA.
In 2005, he attended primary flight training with VT-6 at NAS Whiting Field, FL, and advanced flight training with VT-21 from NAS Kingsville, TX, where he earned his wings of gold and designation as an F/A-18 pilot. He joined VFA-125 as a replacement pilot in NAS Lemoore, CA, in 2007.
Upon graduation from flight training in August of 2007, 1stLt Sullivan reported to the Bengals of VMFA(AW)-224, MAG-31, at MCAS Beaufort, SC. During this tour, he deployed twice to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, in 2008 and 2010. While at VMFA(AW)-224, Captain Sullivan served in the operations, maintenance, and safety departments.
In December 2011, Captain Sullivan reported to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, as an Air Officer and Forward Air Controller. He was also designated the Executive Officer of the Maritime Raid Force, where he executed a MEU deployment in 2012.
In 2012, he reported to MAG-11 in MCAS Miramar, CA, and was assigned to the Black Knights of VMFA-314. During his time at VMFA-314, Major Sullivan attended the Marine Division Tactics Instructor course, was designated a Night Systems Instructor and Low Altitude Tactics Instructor. He deployed twice with VMFA-314, both to CENTCOM in support OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE in 2014 and to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, in 2016. While at VMFA-314, he led logistics, maintenance, and operations.
Major Sullivan reported to the Cowboys of VMFA-112, in June 2016, and served as the Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Executive Officer and Active Duty OIC, while earning his Mission Commander designation and graduating the USMC Command and Staff distance education program.
Major Sullivan’s personal decorations include the Air Medal with Strike/Flight Numeral 1, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, and various unit awards.