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Mr. Brian J. McGuire, MS ATC CSCS Deputy Director, Force Fitness Division
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Mr. Brian J. McGuire was raised in Dover, DE. He graduated from Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education in 1985. In 2001, he earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. He has earned certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and National Athletic Trainers Association.

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1985. Following commissioning and The Basic School, he completed training and operational assignments in Texas, Okinawa, Korea, the Philippines and Arizona. In 1987-88, he also deployed to support Operation Earnest Will in the Persian Gulf as part of Det 2, 24th Marine Amphibious Unit. In April 1989, he transferred to 2d Light Anti-Aircraft Missile Bn in Yuma, AZ where he served as Battery Executive Officer until leaving Active Duty in 1990.

Mr. McGuire then moved to Atlanta, GA in 1991 and joined 4th Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion. With 4th LAAD he served as Platoon Commander from 1991-1993 and Battery Commander of Battery B from 1993-1997. From 1997-2001, he served with Marine Air Control Group-48 and Marine Aircraft Group-42. In 1993, he was a competitor on the USA Military Pentathlon Team where he was a member of the Bronze Medal winning team in international competition.

In June 2001, he joined Training and Education Command (TECOM) at Quantico and began work on various programs related to physical readiness and was mobilized in December 2001. From September 2005-September 2006, he served in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Other reserve assignments included postings with Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.

Mr. McGuire has held a number of positions in the Sports Medicine and Strength and Conditioning field. From 1993-1997, he worked in the Emory Clinic Department of Orthopedics in Atlanta, GA and from 1997-2001, he served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Emory University. During the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, he served as Chief Athletic Trainer for Rowing and Canoe/Kayak (Sprint). In 2005 and from 2007-2012, he worked as an augment Athletic Trainer/Strength Coach for the Indianapolis Colts during summer training camps. He has also been the Lead Athletic Trainer for the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine since 2008. He also works for the NFL on game days as an Athletic Trainer Injury Spotter.

He retired as a Colonel from the Marine Corps Reserve in January 2016. His military decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, along with various unit and campaign awards.

Mr. McGuire is employed as a civil servant by TECOM as Deputy Director, Force Fitness Division. He was the lead for development and implementation of the USMC Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention program, Combat Fitness Test and MOS Specific Physical Standards. He manages other policies and programs related to general and occupational fitness testing, sports medicine/injury prevention and coordinates associated research. In 2017, he received the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award. He resides in Montclair, VA.

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