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Col Brian G. Min

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Col Min is the Commander of the 59th Dental Group, 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Dental Group is the DoD’s largest dental service and worldwide consultant center with 400 personnel in 3 squadrons providing comprehensive oral and maxillofacial healthcare to 253,000 beneficiaries. It supports the Air and Space Expeditionary Force mission by ensuring dental readiness and advanced training of dental officer and enlisted. The Dental Group provides an educational platform for six residencies, one fellowship, 60 weeks of continuing education courses; expends budget for $9M for over 129,000 patient visits annually.

He began his military career in June 2001 when he received direct commission in the United States Air Force following graduation from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry. He completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Bolling AFB, DC and a specialty training in endodontics at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX.  He is a Diplomate of American Board of Endodontics.

 

EDUCATION

1997   Bachelor of Science Degree, Chemistry, UCLA, CA

2001   Doctor of Dental Surgery, UCLA School of Dentistry, CA

2002  Advanced Education in General Dentistry, Bolling AFB, Washington, DC

2004   Squadron Officer School, in residence, Maxwell AFB, AL

2007   Endodontics Residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX

2010   Dental Leadership Course, Washington, DC

2010   Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

2012   Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, TX

2013   Air War College, by correspondence

2017   Masters of Strategic Studies, Air War College, in residence, Maxwell AFB, AL

2021   Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute CAPSTONE Course for MHS Leaders

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS

  1.        July 2001-October 2002, AEGD Resident, 11th Dental Squadron, Bolling AFB, DC
  2.        October 2002-May 2005, General Dentist, 18th Dental Squadron, Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
  3.        June 2005-June 2007, Endodontics Resident, 59th Dental Training Group, Lackland AFB, TX
  4.        July 2007-June 2009, Chief, Endodontics, 99th Dental Squadron, Nellis AFB, NV
  5.        July 2009-July 2012, Chief, Endodontics, 86th Dental Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
  6. July 2012–July 2013, Dental Flight Commander, 8th Medical Operations Squadron, Kunsan AB,            Republic of Korea
  7.        July 2013–July 2016, Dental Flight Commander, 61st Medical Squadron, Los Angeles AFB, CA
  8.        July 2016–May 2017, Student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  9.        June 2017–June 2019, Commander, 51st Dental Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
  10. June 2019–April 2019, Deputy Commander, 59th Dental Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland,    TX
  11.        April 2019–present, Commander, 59th Dental Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters

Korean Defense Service Medal

Armed Forces Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (pistol)

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2012 PACAF Small Dental Clinic of the Year

2014 AFSPC Small Dental Clinic of the Year

2017 PACAF Medium Dental Clinic of the Year

2018 AF Medium Dental Clinic of the Year

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATIONS

American Association of Endodontists

Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

College of Diplomates

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Captain                        June 2001

Major                           June 2007

Lieutenant Colonel     June 2013

Colonel                        May 2018

 

(Current as of April 2021)

    

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