Colonel Brian E. Hastings is Commander, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. He is responsible for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training for United States Air Force and allied officers. Colonel Hastings commands a flying operation that exceeds 80,700 flying hours and 54,400 sorties per year. The wing operates 217 training aircraft, including the T-1, T-38 and T-6. His command responsibilities include nearly 2,800 Air Force and civilian personnel whose annual payroll nears $140 million, and the morale and welfare of a total base community exceeding 5,400 personnel. Colonel Hastings is also responsible for ensuring wing units are able to deploy in support of combat operations worldwide. In addition, Colonel Hastings is responsible for over $273 million in base property assets with an estimated total economic impact of more than $218 million on the Del Rio community.

Colonel Hastings earned his commission in 1990 from the United States Air Force Academy. He is a command pilot with more than 2,600 hours in attack and training aircraft. During his career, he has held a variety of positions, including Battalion Air Liaison Officer and Chief of Standardization and Evaluation and is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. As a staff officer, he has held positions at the group, wing, MAJCOM, task force and Air Force levels. Colonel Hastings commanded the 51st Operations Support Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea and was the Vice Commander of the 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB and the Vice Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan. He most recently served as Deputy Director of Operations for Air Combat Command.

1990 Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics, Distinguished Graduate, USAFA
1997 Squadron Officer School, Distinguished Graduate, Maxwell AFB
1999 Masters of Aeronautical Science with Distinction, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
2002 Basic Linguist and Associate of Arts in Spanish with Honors, Defense Language Institute
2003 Certificate in Advanced International Affairs, George H.W. Bush School, Texas A&M University
2004 Western Hemisphere Institute of Security Cooperation, Fort Benning
2010 Masters of Science degree in National Resource Strategy with a concentration in Advanced Strategic Planning
& Strategy, Distinguished Graduate, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C.

1. Sep 1990 - Nov 1992, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Reese AFB TX
2. Nov 1992 - Mar 1996, OA-10 Forward Air Controller, 333rd/354th Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB AZ
3. Mar 1996 - Feb 1999, A/OA-10 Instructor Pilot, 81st FS, Spangdahlem AB Germany
4. Feb 1999 - Jan 2002, AT-38 Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander & Chief of Standardization and Evaluations,
12th Operations Group, Randolph AFB TX
5. Jan 2002 - Oct 2002, Assistant Director of Operations, 354th FS, Davis-Monthan AFB AZ
6. Oct 2002 - Jun 2003, Spanish Student, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA
7. Jun 2003 - Jun 2004, Student, Western Hemisphere Institute Security Cooperation, Fort Benning, GA
8. Jun 2004 - Sep 2006, Readiness Systems Branch Chief, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
9. Sep 2006 - May 2007, Chief of Safety, 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB ROK
10. May 2007 - Jun 2009, Commander, 51st Operations Support Squadron, Osan AB ROK
11. Jun 2009 - Jun 2010, Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
12. Jul 2010 - Jul 2011, Vice Commander, 355th Fighter Wing, Davis-Monthan AFB AZ
13. Jul 2011 - Jul 2012, Vice Commander, 9th Air & Space Expeditionary Task Force, Kabul, Afghanistan
14. Aug 2012 - April 2013, Deputy Director of Operations, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB VA
12. April 2013 - present, Commander, 47th Flying Training Wing, Laughlin AFB TX

Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 2,600
Aircraft flown: A/OA-10, AT-38B

Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

Second Lieutenant May 30, 1990
First Lieutenant May 30, 1992
Captain May 30, 1994
Major June 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2006
Colonel Sep 1, 2010

(Current as of April 2013)