Colonel Bryan J. Laske
Colonel Bryan J. Laske enlisted in the Army in 1991 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers through Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, GA in September 1993. He completed Special Forces Assessment and Selection in 1997 and the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1999.
His previous duty assignments include Sapper Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, Special Forces Detachment – Alpha Commander, Assistant Operations Officer, Troop Commander, Department of the Army Staff Officer, Special Forces Detachment - Bravo Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, Task Force Operations Officer, Transition Team Commander, Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Officer, Battalion Commander, and U.S. Army Fellow at the State Department.
COL Laske has deployed to Afghanistan as a Battalion Commander and a Transition Team Commander and served as a Ground Force Commander and Task Force Operations Officer in Iraq. He has also served in multiple capacities during operational deployments to the Balkans and to Africa.
COL Laske earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.