Lieutenant Colonel Brian P. Huysman was raised in Ohio. In June 2002, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Naval ROTC program with a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University.
After completing The Basic Officer Course and Infantry Officer Course in May 2003, Second Lieutenant Huysman was assigned to Company A, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division and deployed twice to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM II (Al Fallujah) and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM III (Ar Ramadi). Upon completion of these deployments, First Lieutenant Huysman was assigned to School of Infantry-West where he served in the school operations section, then as a staff officer and company commander in Infantry Training Battalion.
In February 2009, Captain Huysman commanded Company C, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division and deployed to Nawa District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 9.2. He then commanded Weapons Company in Sangin District, Helmand Province, Afghanistan for Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 11.1. Captain Huysman completed his assignment aboard Camp Pendleton when he was assigned as Operations Officer, Headquarters Battalion, First Marine Division.
In October 2012, Captain Huysman was assigned to the Marine Corps Congressional Fellowship Program and served in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed (Rhode Island).
In January 2014, Major Huysman was assigned as a Legislative Liaison, then Deputy Director for HQ, U.S. Special Operations Command Office of Legislative Affairs (Joint) in Washington, D.C.
In September 2016, Major Huysman served as the Battalion Executive Officer for First Battalion, Third Marines, Third Marine Division in Hawaii and completed a deployment to Okinawa, Japan in support of the Unit Deployment Program, Forward Deployed Forces – Hawaii.
In March 2018, Major Huysman was assigned as Expeditionary Operations Branch Head, G-3, Headquarters, Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.
In July 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Huysman was assigned as the Joint and Interagency Section Head, Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group, MAGTF-Training Command, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California.
In December 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Huysman assumed command of Wounded Warrior Battalion (West) at Camp Pendleton, California where he served until relinquishing command in May 2021.
In June 2021, Lieutenant Colonel Huysman assumed the duties and responsibilities as the Inspector and Instructor, Second Battalion, Twenty-third Marines, Fourth Marine Division.
Lieutenant Colonel Huysman graduated from U.S. Army Airborne School, U.S. Army Maneuver Captain Career Course, Marine Corps Command and Staff College-Distance Education Program, Joint Combined Warfare School (JPME II), and a multitude of Service and International warfighting and counterinsurgency courses.