HomeAboutBiographiesDisplay

COLONEL BRANDON ISAACS

PRINT | E-MAIL

COLONEL BRANDON ISAACS
Col. Brandon Isaacs is the 124th Medical Group Commander for the Idaho Air National Guard, Boise, Idaho. He is responsible for the medical readiness of the Fighter Wing's flying squadron, range squadron, and 16 support units, with more than 1,400 members. The 124th Medical Group is based at Gowen Field (Boise Air Terminal) in Boise, Idaho, and is a reserve component of the U.S. Air Force's Air Combat Command.

Col. Isaacs graduated from Boise State State University in 1986 earning his Bachelors degree in Business Administration Aviation Management and then went on to the University of Idaho to obtain necessary Pre-Med requirements. He attended medical school in Des Moines Iowa, graduating as a DO in 1998.  He received a HPSP scholarship from the USAF while there.  Then he completed a Family Medicine residency at Scott AFB. He served on active duty from 1998 through 2004 stationed at Scott AFB, Whiteman AFB and Mountain Home AFB. He then transferred to the reserve component assigned to Ellsworth AFB while serving as faculty in a residency program in Casper, Wyoming. He joined the Idaho Air National Guard in 2008 when he and his family moved to Boise. He has completed Air Command and Staff College in and Air War College. Col. Isaacs has served 4 humanitarian missions while in the reserve component to Paraguay, Niger, Senegal and Cambodia.  He has also served as the United States Air Force National Wrestling Team physician for over 13 years

He is a Senior Aeromedical Examiner for the FAA, and has been in medical education since leaving active duty, serving as faculty at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency in Casper, WY, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in Boise, ID and now serves as the Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education for Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington.

EDUCATION
1986 Bachelors of Business Administration, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
1994 Pre-med University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho
1998 Doctor of Osteopathy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
2001 Residency Family Medicine, Scott Air Force Base (AFB), Illinois (Board Certified ABFM and AOBFP)
2009 Air Command and Staff College
2014 Air War College

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2001 - Oct 2002, Flight Surgeon, 501st Bomber Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri
2. October 2002 - July 2004, Squadron Medical Element, F-15E Flight Surgeon Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
3. July 2004 - June 2008, Reserve IME 29th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota
4. July 2008 - ,July 2013, Chief, Aeromedical Services 124th Medical Group, Idaho Air National Guard, Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho
5. July 2013 - Present, Medical Group Commander, 124th Fighter Wing, Idaho Air National Guard, Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Senior Flight Surgeon
Flight hours: More than 700
Aircraft Flown: C-130, C-5, C-12, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, T-37, T-38, F-15E, UH-60, OH-58 and UH-1

MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal 
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Board Certified (AOBFM)
Board Certified (ABFM)

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant December 1995
Captain: July 1998
Major: June 2004
Lieutenant Colonel: July 2010
Colonel: May 2013

(Current as of Dec 2015)