Major General Brian P. Cummings graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant (Infantry) in the United States Army. He earned a Master of Science degree in Science and Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas in 1998 and a Master of Science Degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2010.
Major General Cummings has served in a variety of command and staff positions to include the 1st Infantry Division and 101st Airborne Division. In the 1st Infantry Division he served as Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader, and Company Executive Officer. In the 101st Airborne Division he commanded twice as an Infantry Company Commander. In 1994, he joined the Acquisition Corps, serving as Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Combat Developments from January 1996 to January 1998 and as Assistant TRADOC System Manager for Soldier from January 1999 to June 2001. Program assignments included tours as Assistant Product Manager for the Land Warrior Program at PEO Soldier from June 2001 to June 2003; Associate Director for Early Test Bed Engineering at the Missile Defense Agency from June 2003 to February 2005; and Product Manager Ground Soldier System from May 2005 to August 2009. He deployed to Iraq as Chief of Staff for the Deputy Commanding General (Advising and Training) from June 2010 to June 2011. From June 2011 to February 2014, he served as Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power and as Deputy PEO Combat Support/Combat Service Support from February 2014 to September 2014.
Major General Cummings’ service education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S Army Airborne School, U.S. Army Air Assault School, U.S. Army Ranger School, and Command and Staff College. His Acquisition education includes the Program Managers Course from the Defense Acquisition University, and Training with Industry with Raytheon Systems Corporation.
Major General Cummings’ personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 awards), the Bronze Star Medal (3 awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 awards), Army Commendation Medal (5 awards), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Saudi Arabia-Kuwait Liberation Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal. Other awards include the Expert and Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, U.S. Army Ranger Tab, and Office of the Secretary of Defense Badge.