Army Veteran Brian Goff is today's Veteran of the Day.

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Brian Goff, who served with the 75th Ranger Regiment and as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot.

Brian Goff served as a member of a special operations team with the 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. He was as an Airborne Ranger and conducted over 200 counter-terrorism missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. During this time, he was also trained and specialized in tactical operations and hand to hand combat, among various other skills. He later worked as an operations supervisor, where he was in charge of managing a team of 13 personnel. He also planned and supervised all operations for the command headquarters.

In 2012, Goff began working as an aviation chief warrant officer and was a Black Hawk helicopter pilot. He flew over 500 missions and directly advised the unit commander on all aspects of mission and training development.

He received numerous awards during his time in service, including a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, Army Aviator Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and a Good Conduct Medal with clasps.

Goff separated from service in 2018 and is currently an executive master of business administration student at Texas Christian University. He has plans of pursuing entrepreneurship after graduation.

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Published on Oct. 5, 2019

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  1. Sashatoii November 2, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Brian Goff is good man
    thanks for share…

  2. Keith W. Harris October 7, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    I’ve been in the EMBA program with Mr. Brian Goff since August 2018 and I too can truly say Brian is one of the best people I’ve ever met!!!

    Congrats Brother you deserve this recognition!!!

    Thanks for your service and making a difference in the life’s of those you served with!!!

    Best Regards,
    Keith Harris

  3. Robert Bostic October 7, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Thanks for your service Brian Goff.

  4. poroje October 7, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Brian Goff is good man
    thanks for share

  5. Isaac Haynes October 5, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Just proud of you Brian for all what you did for our country. Going to nominate you for #VeteranOfTheDay.

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