Lieutenant Colonel Bryon McGarry, U.S. Air Force Chief of Public Affairs

Lieutenant Colonel Bryon McGarry

U.S. Air Force Chief of Public Affairs 

Bryon McGarry holds a BS from the University of Florida. He received an MA in strategic communication from George Mason University. He also holds certificates from a number of educational opportunities afforded him by the United States Air Force. 

His primary military focus has been in strategic communications, beginning with time at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq, where he served the multi-national corps, and later as the chief of media outreach at the embassy in Baghdad. He led the national capital outreach team for the Air Force from the Pentagon. He was the public affairs officer and assistant operations officer for Operation Onward Liberty in Liberia and served as chief of public affairs in support of a Fighter Wing in Germany. 

He presently serves as Chief of Public Affairs at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. 

In the News…

Agents from the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have raided several civilian homes in Las Vegas as they investigate a person who operates a website about Area 51, a top-secret military base in Nevada. 

According to Lieutenant Colonel Bryon McGarry, spokesman for Nellis Air Force Base, they have seized potential evidence in their security probe, but he could provide no additional information. Nor could a press official with the FBI in Las Vegas.  

The individual who is the primary subject of the investigation confirmed that agents had confiscated “laptops, phones, backup drives, camera gear, and my drone.” He said the agents had caused damage to his homes that would cost thousands of dollars to repair. He claimed that the information on his website “was legally obtained and legal to publish,” but said he has removed some of it “in an effort to defuse the situation.”


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