Brian Sisco is the Futures Chief in the Science and Technology Directorate at U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, FL.
Brian was born in Portland, OR and grew up in an Air Force family. He enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17,and following selection to and graduation from the Naval Academy with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, he completed six deterrent patrols onboard the ballistic missile submarine USS Pennsylvania (GOLD). He left active duty to join the Navy Reserve in 2006 and has commanded two Navy Reserve units and a Joint Advisory Team, as well as serving as the Government Lead Engineer in USSOCOM's Joint Acquisition Task Force. In industry, he has worked in New Product Development and Technical Program Management roles, starting as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Engineer and Small Business Innovation Lead at Boeing’s P-8 New Product Development office. He then transitioned to Technical Program Manager and Senior Software Developer Manager positions at Amazon before a four-year recall to Active Duty in 2012, including two year-long deployments to Afghanistan.
Upon completion of his orders to USSOCOM, Brian was hired as a Government Civilian Acquisition Engineer in 2020 and selected for his current role. He spends his time bringing high-risk future concepts to technical transition and supports improved investment decision-making by acquisition leadership.
Brian lives in Tampa, FL with his wonderful and creative wife Sarah and our children Evelyn, Jack and Mirielle. He is a graduate of the Naval War College and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Quantum Applications) from the University of South Florida. When confronted with this elusive entity called “free time”, he enjoys engineered agriculture, craft mixology and reading.
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