Chief Master Sergeant Kevin M. Brun


CMSgt Brun 04Chief Master Sergeant Kevin M. Brun is currently serving as the Nevada State Command Chief. The State Command Chief (CCM) advises the Adjutant General on all enlisted matters for the Nevada Air National Guard. As the CCM he serves as the commander’s key enlisted advocate and advisor on operational effectiveness and the organization, training and equipping of enlisted Airmen.

Chief Master Sgt. Brun enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in February of 1986. He was assigned to the Marine Corps Communication & Electronics School for technical training as a Field Radio Operator. Chief Brun served in in several progressive leadership roles throughout a wide variety of operations to include Team Spirit in Korea, Joint Task Force 6 missions, joint NATO operations with the Philippine Force Recon Marines, Dutch Royal Marines in Aruba and Attending French Commando School in Martinique. Chief Brun joined the Nevada Air National Guard in September of 2008. He attended the Aerospace Maintenance apprentice course in 2009 as a C-130 crew chief. Chief. Brun has deployed to Bagram Air Force Base and Ali Al Salem Air Force Base in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. He was selected and attended the First Sergeant Academy in 2013 where he was recognized as an honor graduate. Chief Brun has served as the 152nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 152nd Maintenance Group, 192nd Operations Group and 152nd Airlift Wing First Sergeant, Maintenance Operations Flight Superintendent and the 152nd Maintenance Group Superintendent.

Chief Brun worked as an Engineering Technician for the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital in Reno NV. Chief Brun has the Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, Federal Acquisitions Institute Contracting Officers Representative, Program/Project Manager and Engineering/Architecture &Construction professional certifications. Chief Brun holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management. He serves as an Alternate Dispute Mediator. Prior to his current position, Chief Brun was the 152nd Maintenance Group Superintendent.

    Education

    1986 Marine Corps Recruit Training, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego Calif.

    1986 Marine Field Radio Operator Course, Corps Comm. & Elec. School, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms Calif.

    1990 Reconnaissance Patrolling Course; Landing Force Training Command Pacific, Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, Calif.

    1990 Scout Swimmer Course Landing Force Training Command Pacific, Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, Calif.

    1991 United States Army Airborne School – School of Infantry, Ft. Benning, Ga.

    1992 Marine Noncommissioned Officer Course, Marine Corps Institute, Washington, D.C., by correspondence

    1993 Marine Sergeants Course, Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Calif.

    1995 French Amphibious Commando Course – 33rd Régiment d'Infanterie de Marine, Fort De France, Martinique, France

    1996 Marine Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course, Marine Corps Institute, Washington, D.C., by correspondence

    2000 HVAC/R Diploma – Harcourt Learning Direct – Scranton, Pa.

    2009 Aerospace Vehicle Maintenance Apprentice Course, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

    2010 Aerospace Vehicle Maintenance Craftsmen, by correspondence

    2011 Airmen Leadership Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence

    2011 Aerospace Vehicle Maintenance Journeyman, by correspondence

    2012 Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence

    2013 United States Air Force First Sergeant Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

    2014 Associate of Applied Science, Aircraft Maintenance Technologies, Community College of the Air Force

    2015 Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence

    2016 Associate of Applied Science, Human Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force

    2016 Associate of Science, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nev.

    2018 Senior Joint Professional Military Education I

    2018 Senior Joint Professional Military Education II

    2019 Chief Master Sergeant Orientation Course, Andrews Air Force Base, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Md.

    2020 Chief’s Leadership Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

    2020 Bachelor of Science, General Studies in Business, Sierra Nevada University, Incline Village, Nev.

    2021 Leadership in the Profession of Arms (LPA) course, United States Naval War College, Newport, R.I.

      Assignments

       

      1. February 1986 - April 1986, Recruit, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif.
      2. April 1986 - August 1986, Student, Marine Corps Communication and Electronics School, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, Calif.
      3. August 1986 - Mar 1990, Radio Operator, 1st Marine Amphibious Brigade, Brigade Service Support Group -1 Head Quarters & Service Company. Communication Platoon, Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
      4. March 1990 - June 1994, Reconnaissance Marine; 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, Navy Marine Corps Reserve Center, Reno, Nev.
      5. June 1994 - July 1995, Reconnaissance Team Leader, 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, Navy Marine Corps Reserve Center, Reno, Nev.
      6. July 1995 - July 1996, Platoon Sgt., 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, Navy Marine Corps Reserve Center, Reno, Nev
      7. September 2008 - November 2012, Crew Chief; 152nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Nevada Air National Guard Base, Reno, Nev.
      8. November 2012 - May 2016, First Sergeant, 152nd Maintenance Group, 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard Base, Reno, Nev.
      9. May 2016 - October 2018, First Sergeant, 152nd Airlift Wing and 192nd Operations Group, Nevada Air National Guard Base, Reno, Nev.
      10. October 2018 - March 2021, Superintendent, 152nd Maintenance Operations Flight, Nevada Air National Guard Base, Reno, Nev.
      11. March 2021 - July 2021 Superintendent, 152nd Maintenance Group, Nevada Air National Guard Base, Reno, Nev.
      12. July 2021 - Present, State Command Chief, Nevada Air National Guard, Carson City, Nev.

        Major Awards and Decorations

        Meritorious Service Medal

        Air Force Achievement Medal

        Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with “V” device and three oak leaf clusters

        Navy/Marine Corps Parachute Insignia

          Other Achievements

          1986 Meritorious Mast for Outstanding Performance 

          1988 Meritorious Mast for Outstanding Performance

          1990 Meritorious Mast for Outstanding Performance

          1992 Meritorious Mast for Outstanding Performance

          2009 Distinguished Graduate Award Aerospace Maintenance Technician Apprentice Course

          2009 Commanders Academic Excellence Award

          2010 Commanders Academic Excellence Award

          2013 Honor Graduate USAF First Sergeant Academy

          2014 152nd Airlift Wing First Sergeant of the year

          2016 Truckee Meadows Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society

          2020 Sierra Nevada University Summa Cum Laude

            Effective Dates of Promotion

            Private Feb. 3, 1986

            Private First Class Sept. 1, 1986

            Lance Corporal April 1, 1987

            Corporal April 1, 1989

            Sergeant Oct. 1, 1991

            Staff Sergeant Jan. 1, 1995

            Staff Sergeant Sept. 23, 2008

            Technical Sergeant Nov. 6, 2010

            Master Sergeant Jan. 24, 2013

            Senior Master Sergeant Aug. 6 2016

            Chief Master Sergeant Dec. 1, 2018

            (Current as of September 2021)