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LTC Brian Critchett
LTC (R) Brian Critchett Bio
I taught History/Geography and Spanish for the Alpine School District for 30 years at Lehi Junior High and Willowcreek Middle School in Lehi, Utah. I retired from the District in 2017. I retired from the US Army with 31 years as a commissioned Officer in Infantry, Military Intelligence, and Information Operations (14 years Active Army and 17 years in the Reserves and National Guard). I have deployed three times to the Middle East and worked nine years at the Pentagon. I was the Branch Chief for Anti-Terrorism and Intelligence and Program Manager for Operations Security for the Department of the Army. My military experience has benefited the students I teach because of the research of battles in the Civil War, WWII, Vietnam, and current conflicts.
I graduated from Brigham Young University in History/Geography and have three Masters Degrees in Education in Teaching (Grand Canyon University), Curriculum and Instruction (University of Phoenix), and Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence Agency. Currently, I teach US History and US Government for BYU online since 2014. Now, I’m working on a Masters in Military History at American Military University. I decided to return to teaching at the Utah Military Academy because I want to share my experiences to help our Cadets succeed in the military community.
My hobbies include swimming, biking, golf, and studying Military History. I have traveled to several countries and regions throughout the world and bring alternate perspectives from different viewpoints. Education is like exercise and is a lifelong pursuit and hope my classes can benefit everyone in applying these principles throughout their career. I believe it is essential for everyone to maintain a balance in life to include constant learning and improvement, living a healthy lifestyle with physical fitness, and helping others succeed in life.