Selfless, honorable, loyal, focused, driven. These are a few words that describe Brett Puckett – associate at Stan Johnson Co. and Major in the United States Air National Guard. This fall, Brett will put his professional career temporarily on hold to begin a six-month deployment. We, here at, recognize the sacrifice he and his family are making, and we are honored that Puckett took time to share his story with us. Can you describe your military career? What about your pending deployment is most exciting?

Brett Puckett: I enlisted in the active duty Air Force in 2001 and transferred to the Air National Guard in 2005. In 2010, I commissioned as an officer and was just promoted to Major this year. My entire military career has been spent in meteorology, and I'll be focused on that discipline during my deployment. I'm very excited to have the chance to serve our great country, and even though that may sound clichéd, that's what is instilled in us and what we train for. I think of a minor league baseball player getting called to the big leagues and getting a chance to contribute to something bigger. In this case, I hope my big league stay is brief, but I will enjoy the impact I'll have on the mission.

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