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Brandon Westling

U.S. Air Force


Last updated: Feb 1, 2018

Major Brandon Westling is a U.S. Air Force Officer serving as a Defense Fellow on Capitol Hill in the office of Congresswoman Madeline Bordallo. A 2006 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Brandon is a C-17 Evaluator Pilot with over 1,000 combat hours and has completed six deployed rotations in the Middle East between 2009 and 2016. He most recently served as the Deputy Director of C-17 Special Operations at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina coordinating the global employment of the nation’s Special Forces personnel in anti-terrorism operations. Brandon is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and has experience integrating air mobility operations with both Joint and Coalition Forces around the globe.

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