Advisor

Brian Collins

Brian joined IVMF’s Advising Services team in March of 2019 as an Academic Advisor. Brian is responsible for maintaining open lines of communication with IVMF students and assists with questions or concerns regarding certificate coursework, program offerings, and career advice. He is also accountable for processing registrations for follow-on certifications, maintaining student records toward program completion, and contributing to the team’s overall student retention goals.

Brian served in the Active Duty Army for over 21 years where he held numerous positions as a Forward Observer, recruiter, First Sergeant, and finally as the Deputy Commandant at the Fort Drum, NY Non-Commissioned Officers Academy. During his time in the Army, Brian deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Guard/Forge, Kuwait, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and he has two deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Prior to joining the IVMF team, Brian served as the Pathfinder Scout for the USO Fort Drum, NY Transition Services team, helping transitioning service members and their families through the transition process by directly connecting them with a network of veteran-friendly organizations across the nation that offer relevant services with finding a civilian job, taking advantage of their GI Bill, securing financial stability, or any other aspect of the transition process.

Brian is a graduate of the Onward to Opportunity Professional in Human Resources course and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from SUNY Empire State College and is expected to graduate in the summer of 2019.