Brian Hawthorne continues to keep hitting the long ball. A former senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Strategic Messaging and White House Liaison with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Brian was most recently selected to serve as the PenFed’s director of communications and development.
Hawthorne currently serves as a master sergeant in the United States Army Reserves in the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), located in Riverdale, Maryland. Hawthorne joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 2003, and is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, and the Combat Action Badge, among other decorations. He deployed twice as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.