|Warrior Transition Battalion
130 Duncan Street | Trailer 7
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
LT. COL. Brian L. Peterson Commander, Warrior Transition Battalion
LT. COL. Brian Peterson, received his ROTC commission a Lieutenant of Armor in 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chaminade University and a Master’s of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.
LT. COL. Peterson began his career with the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as a scout platoon leader with Echo Troop, 19th Cavalry Regiment. He later served as an anti-armor platoon leader with 2nd Battalion, 299th Infantry Regiment.
LT. COL. Peterson was later assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division at Fort Riley, KS. He served as a tank (M1A1) platoon leader and battalion adjutant. He served as brigade assistant S-3 and plans officer with 2d Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, Republic of Korea.
After Korea, LT. COL. Peterson was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barrack, HI. He served as squadron assistant S-3 before deploying to Afghanistan as Alpha Troop commander, Combined Task Force Sabre. He went on to command Burlington Recruiting Company, Burlington, VT, United States Army Recruiting Command before returning to Hawaii.
LT. COL. Peterson was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 299th Regiment located in Hilo, HI. He served as the executive officer. He deployed as part of Task Force Koa to Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon returning, he attended Intermediate Level Education at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He returned to Honolulu to serve as the Hawaii Army National Guard G3, Plans Branch Chief and Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) National Security Special Event (NSSE) planner in support of Joint Task Force Kupa’a.
LT. COL. Peterson is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advance Course, Cavalry Leader’s Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), and United States Army Command & General Staff College.