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Brandon Dues

U.S. Air Force


Last updated: Jan 30, 2020

Brandon Dues is a U.S. Air Force Officer. He most recently served as the Senior Military Assistant to the Deputy Chairman of the Military Committee, NATO’s highest military authority. In this capacity, he provided politically informed, unfettered military advice to defend one billion citizens in the 29-nation Alliance. As a special operations pilot, Brandon served with various units executing counterterrorism and counter-insurgency missions to support presidential tasks, including service as an Assistant Director of Operations where he helped lead a $20M flying program produce 15,000 combat flying hours, the most at the Air Force’s most deployed Wing. As an Evaluator Pilot on the U-28 aircraft, Brandon flew 299 special operations combat missions supporting multiple operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he was the top graduate of all U.S. Air Force commissioning programs, and an Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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