Colonel Brent W. Bien
Officer in Charge, Marine Corps Activity - Guam
Colonel Bien graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is also a gradate of the Marine Corps' Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff College, and the Naval Warfare School.
Colonel Bien, a native of Laramie Wyoming, was commissioned in the Marine Corps through the Platoon Leaders Class program in 1991. He attended The Basic School and subsequently completed training as a Naval Aviator for the AH-1W Cobra at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
Colonel Bien's operational aviation experience includes deployments in support of operations in Bosnia/Herzegovina, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.
In his career, he has filled billets as Forward Air Controller and Company Commander for 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Operations Officer for Marine Aircraft Group 26, and various squadron assignments including Commanding Officer of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 located at Marine Corps Air Station, New River.
Colonel Bien's staff assignments include Plans Officer at the National Airborne Operations Center, Assistant Chief of Staff G-7 for Marine Corps Installations East, and Fires and Effects Coordinator and Air Officer for II Marine Expeditionary Force. He began his current assignment as the Officer in Charge, Marine Corps Activity Guam in September 2016.