CyberVets Program Manager bradliff@syr.edu

Bryan currently serves as the CyberVets Program Manager in the Onward to Opportunity Program for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). CyrberVets is a skills-to-job pathway that aims to fast-track veterans into high-demand cyber careers by provides no-cost employment training, industry certifications and career services to transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.

He is a native of Clifton Park, New York, where he enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1986 as a Medical Supply Specialist while attending Norwich University, the Countries oldest private military college and the birthplace of America’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. In 1988 Bryan transferred to the 3-172 Mountain Infantry as a Simultaneous Membership Program participant.

In 1990, Bryan was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Armor/Cavalry Branch, he was assigned to the 2d Squadron 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment in Bamber Germany as a Tank Platoon Leader and served in numerous tactical Company and Squadron level development position during his four-year tour.

Returning to the US from Europe, he served in various assignments throughout the US and the Middle East to include; Troop Commander – 3d Squadron, 2 Cavalry Regiment with a year Deployment in support of Operation Joint Endeavour/Joint Guard in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Three years as an Observer/Controller at the National Training Center (NTC) – Two years in Riyadh as Military Advisor to the Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG) – Commander of the US Army Syracuse Recruiting Battalion – Three Operational tours to Iraq with the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, finally culminating over 31 years of service as the Senior Regular Army Advisor to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia National Guards.