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Brian Gilden

Marine, Retired
Senior Facilitator / Coach
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Brian started volunteering with VetCTAP in 2013.  He retired from the Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in Oct '11 after just over 20 years of service.  A CH-53E "Super Stallion" helicopter pilot, Brian's last major assignment was as the Executive Officer of Marine Aircraft Group 16, MCAS Miramar.  He previously served in a diplomatic capacity as the Marine Corps Attaché at the U. S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain.  

Brian is currently an ERJ-175 pilot for Envoy Air in Chicago and a private investigator for Baker Street Group in San Diego.  Previously, he was the owner of Express Employment Professionals, a recruiting and staffing agency in northeast San Diego; a Senior Business Process Manager at Lytx, Inc.; and an Engineering Technical Steward at Caterpillar, Inc.  He holds a MBA and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.​​

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