Brig. Gen. Brian D. Kile is the Assistant Adjutant General – Air, Alaska National Guard and also serves as the Commander, Alaska Air National Guard. He is responsible for the recruiting, retention, training, and equipping of over 2,400 Alaskan citizen airmen in two flying wings. He provides strategic airlift, search and rescue, aerial refueling, air defense, and space warning and surveillance capabilities in support of state and federal missions worldwide. Brig. Gen. Kile ensures the Alaska Air National Guard maintains a constant watch and commitment to Pacific Air Forces, Air Combat Command, United States Northern Command, United States Transportation Command, Alaska North American Aerospace Defense Command Region, and Air Force Space Command.
Brig. Gen. Kile entered the United States Air Force in 1990 as a Loadmaster. He was selected for the Undergraduate Pilot Training Program in 1997, marking his transition into the officer corps. Brig. Gen. Kile has served in numerous leadership positions to include squadron command, group command, a Standardization and Evaluation Pilot, the 11th Air Force Rescue Coordination Center Deputy Director, and the Director of Operations/J3, Joint Staff.
Prior to his current position, Brig. Gen. Kile served as the Director of Staff JFHQ-Air at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska. Since joining the Alaska Air National Guard, Brig. Gen. Kile has deployed in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD/SOUTHERN WATCH, multiple times for ENDURING FREEDOM, and he is credited with 155 combat saves. Brig Gen Kile has over 600 combat flying hours on 139 rescue missions, resulting in 158 saves.
1998 Undergraduate Pilot Training, Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas
2000 Rotary Wing Pilot Training, Fort Rucker, Ala.
2001 HH-60G Initial Mission Qualification Training, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2003 Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
2009 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2009 Defense Support of Civil Authorities Level II, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
2010 H-60G Instructor Pilot Qualification Training, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2012 Advanced Instrument School, Tinker AFB, Okla.
2014 Night Vision Goggle Academic Instructor course, Randolph AFB, Texas
2014 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2017 Naval War College, Newport Naval Air Station, R.I.
1. September 1990–September 1998, Loadmaster, 210th Rescue Squadron, Kulis Air National Guard Base, Alaska
2. September 1998–September 2001, Pilot Trainee, 176th Student Flight, Kulis ANGB, Alaska
3. September 2001–December 2006, HH-60 Pilot, 210th Rescue Squadron, Kulis ANGB, Alaska
4. December 2006–September 2007, Scheduling Officer, 210th Rescue Squadron, Kulis ANGB, Alaska