2013 Keynote Speaker: MAJ Bryan Madden

MAJ Bryan Madden was an Army lacrosse player and graduated from West Point in 2003.  He commissioned into the Aviation Branch and was selected as the first Army Aviator to attend Ranger School in over a decade.  He then was selected for direct entry into the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) where he was trained to fly the MH-47 Chinook capable of conducting long range insertions with our nation’s best Special Operations Forces.

Bryan completed nine combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan flying all missions at night using night vision goggles and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Air Medal.  After amazing support from his wife, the Madden’s moved to Boise in 2010 where Bryan joined the Idaho Army National Guard and is currently an Apache attack helicopter pilot.

Bryan has a long history of military service in his family dating back to a soldier in the Civil War.  Both grandfathers served in the Pacific Theater in World War II and his father is a retired Army Aviator.  Bryan and Anne are proud to be a military family and are blessed to raise their two daughters in this great country.

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