Colonel Brian Rico

Colonel Brian L. Rico is the Commander, 90th Maintenance Group at F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo. Under his command the proud airmen in the group provide world-class maintenance for the 90th Missile Wing’s 150 Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), 150 launch facilities, 15 missile alert facilities and launch control centers and associated nuclear and conventional munitions in support of United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) requirements. Most recently, he was a student at the Air Force’s Air War College. Previously he was the Deputy Commander of the 377th Maintenance Group at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Col Brian L. Rico received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps from the University of New Mexico in 1995. He has served in several Munitions, ICBM, HAF, NAF and Space positions. He has served as an Air Force Legislative Liaison Staff Member for Congresswoman Heather Wilson as well as a member of the Air Force House of Representatives Liaison Division. He has Commanded an ICBM Maintenance Operations and Missile Maintenance squadrons as well as drafting conventional, nuclear and ICBM policy for the AF as an Action Officer on the Air Staff. He is married to the former Shannon Ferrell from Littleton, Colo., and they have five children Brian Jr. (22), Alec (21), Michael (13), Mia (10) and Antonio (8) as well as one grandchild Ariana (3)


1995 Bachelor of Arts Degree in University Studies, University of New Mexico, New Mexico
2000 Squadron Officer’s School (DG), Maxwell AFB, Alabama
2002 Masters of Human Resource Management, Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
2007 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2008 Air Force Fellow, Legislative Liaison, Washington DC
2013 Air War College, by Correspondence
2018 Air War College (AWC), Maxwell AFB, Alabama, AWC-Secretary of the Air Force Leadership Award


1. January 1996 – November 1998, OIC of Equipment, Vehicles, Electro-Mechanical Teams, Plans and Scheduling, and Maintenance Operations Sections, Malmstrom AFB Mont.

2. November 1998 – April 1999, Student, Undergraduate Space and Missile Training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

3. April 1999 – April 2002, Missile Warning Ops Crew Commander, Chief of Training, Operations Flight Commander, and Operations Support Flight Commander, 7th Space Warning Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif.

4. Apr 2002 – Jun 2004, Production Flight Commander 649th Munitions Squadron, and Wing Executive Officer 75th Air Base Wing, Hill AFB, Utah

5. Jul 2004 – Jul 2007, Generation Flight Commander, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron, Missile Operations Flight Commander, 90th Missile Operations Squadron, and 20th Air Force Commanders Action Group Member, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.

6. Jul 2007 – Dec 2008, Air Force Fellow IDE, House of Representatives for Congresswoman Heather Wilson, served as Legislative Assistant, Washington D.C.

7. Jan 2009 – Jun 2009, Liaison officer, Legislative Liaison House Division, Washington D.C.

8. Jul 2009 – Jun 2011, Commander, 91st Maintenance Operations Squadron and 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron, Minot AFB N.D.

9. Jul 2011 – Jun 2014, Action Officer and Executive Officer to A4L, Headquarters AF Pentagon, Washington D.C.

10. Jul 2014 – Jun 2017, Deputy Commander, 377th Maintenance Group, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

11. Jul 2017 – May 2018, Student, Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB Alabama

12. May 2018 – Present, Commander, 90th Maintenance Group, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.



Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
National Deterrence Operations Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters and “N” device
Air Force Longevity Ribbon three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon


Second Lieutenant Jan 2, 1996
First Lieutenant Jan 2, 1998
Captain Jan 2, 2000
Major March 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel Feb 1, 2011
Colonel Jun,1, 2017