Lt. Col. Brian H. Neese, M.D., M.P.H., is Deputy Director of the Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center in Biloxi, MS, a role in which he oversees day-to-day clinical operations at the base hospital.
Previously, Lt. Col. Neese served as Global Health Liaison within the United States Air Force International Affairs Division at the Pentagon. During that time, he was deployed in Panama, where he led his medical team in their New Horizons Training Exercise. New Horizons is a deployed, joint training exercise that focuses on civil engineer projects, medical assistance, and support services.
In his distinguished career, Lt. Col. Neese also oversaw clinical and administrative operations at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina as commander of the 628th Medical Operations Squadron. Lt. Col. Neese supervised more than 70 medical personnel who delivered comprehensive health care to more than 24,000 people, including thousands of active duty personnel.
Before going to Joint Base Charleston, Lt. Col. Neese was division chief for the International Health Specialist Team at 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), where he developed strategy and planned Global Health Engagement operations in more than 30 Latin American countries. His deployments include multiple humanitarian missions throughout Central America, and as deputy surgeon on a combat tour with the Army’s Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Clinic in Balad, Iraq.
Lt. Col. Neese has spent his career improving access to medical care for underserved populations. As a staff physician and flight commander at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, he collaborated with local groups to start a free health clinic for working, uninsured Hispanic patients.
Lt. Col. Neese received a Doctorate in Medicine from MSIH in 2005, a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Harvard University, a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy from The Eisenhower School at National Defense University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from Louisiana State University.