Sergeant Major Brian Judkins enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1996 and attended Recruit Training at MCRD San Diego, and the Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton, CA and MOS training as a Unit Diary Clerk at Camp Johnson, NC.
In May 1997 Lance Corporal Judkins was assigned to 3D Support Battalion, 3D FSSG, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan as a unit diary clerk. In June 1998, Lance Corporal Judkins was Transferred to MSSG-31, 31 MEU, Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan. During this period, he deployed to the Persian Gulf and participated in Operations Desert Fox, Sudden Storm, Anvil II, and Southern Watch. Lance Corporal Judkins was Meritoriously promoted to the rank of Corporal in June 1999.
June 1999, Corporal Judkins received orders to Marine Corps Detachment Presidio of Monterey, CA as the unit diary chief. In July of 2000 Corporal Judkins transferred to the SMCR, returning to Texas.
July 2000, Corporal Judkins joined 1ST BN 23D Marines in Houston, TX as a unit diary clerk. Corporal Judkins was promoted to Sergeant January 2001. In January 2002, Sergeant Judkins deployed with the first Reserves led Marine Forces UNITAS to South America and returned in February 2003. Upon return to 1/23, Sergeant Judkins moved into the S-3 and served as the assistant operations chief. In 2004-2005 Sergeant Judkins deployed with 1/23 in support of OIF II-2 to Haditha, Iraq as the Assistant/Jump Ops Chief for the Battalion and was promoted to Staff Sergeant in November 2004.
In January 2006 Staff Sergeant Judkins, joined 3D Civil Affairs Group, I MEF, Camp Pendleton, CA as the Operations Chief and received the addition MOS of Civil Affairs NCO. He deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 05-06 from March 2006 – September 2006.
In January 2007, Staff Sergeant Judkins first served as the Military Liaison to the VA in Palo Alto and became a plank-owner of the Wounded Warrior Regiment, serving as the SNCOIC of the Northern California and Oregon until October 2009.
After a short stint with MAG 41, Fort Worth, TX, as the Ground Operation Chief, Staff Sergeant Judkins was Promoted to Gunnery Sergeant in April 2010. Gunnery Sergeant Judkins mobilized to support Wounded Warrior Regiment as the Platoon Sergeant of Wounded Warrior Detachment – Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX from 2010-2011.
From June 2012 – April 2013, Gunnery Sergeant Judkins mobilized to support the Georgia Deployment Program ROTO 8 as the SNCOIC and Admin Chief, in the Republic of Georgia.
In May 2013 Gunnery Sergeant Judkins joined the newly realigned 3D Civil Affairs Group, FHG, Great Lakes, IL as a Civil Affairs Detachment/Team Chief. In August 2013, Gunnery Sergeant Judkins led a small team and deployed to Central America to support a State Department mission. Upon return from this deployment, Gunnery Sergeant Judkins was selected to First Sergeant.
First Sergeant Judkins reported to Bravo Company, 4TH Reconnaissance Battalion, Smyrna, GA, May 2014 – May 2018, and served as the First Sergeant of H&S Company, 4TH Reconnaissance Battalion until his selection to Sergeant Major.
In May 2019, Sergeant Major Judkins was promoted to his current rank and was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 451, Charlotte, NC where he is currently serving as the Battalion Sergeant Major.
Sergeant Major Judkins personal awards include the Navy Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5), Military Outstanding Service Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal.
Sergeant Major Judkins is employed by BrandSafway as a Project Controls Lead, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing and Management from Park University, and a Master’s Certificate from the University of Houston – Downtown, where is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration.