As the Vice President of Military Programs, Brian Thompson brings a wealth of experience to Cruz Associates. Brian is an experimental test pilot and a 20-year veteran of United States Army. Most of Brian’s service has been in support of the United States Special Operations Command, which included two separate assignments with the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (Airborne). He has flown 48 different aircraft ranging from gliders to F-18s and a number of different rotor-craft.

Brian holds a Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech; a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College; and a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the United States Military Academy.