Immediately after High School, Brian served in the United States Army for eight years as a Combat Engineer, where he served on active duty at Ft. Hood, Texas. He served as Armored Personnel Carrier Driver for an Engineer Line Squad, and was deployed to Korea while stationed at Ft. Hood. While on duty, Brian was selected to serve as Driver for the First Cavalry Division Engineer Brigade Commander, and then subsequently the First Cavalry Division Command Sergeant Major. Brian was awarded an Army Achievement Medal and an Army Commendation Medal while on active duty.