Lieutenant Colonel Kerg is a prior-enlisted mortarman, communications officer, operational planner, and a fellow with the Atlantic Council's Indo-Pacific Security Initiative. He is currently the G-5 director of plans, III Marine Expeditionary Force, in Okinawa, Japan.

Articles by Brian A. Kerg


Dead Men Tell No Tales

By Major Brian Kerg, U.S. Marine Corps
July 2022
A confrontation with China’s maritime militia threatens to explode, and U.S. sailors and Marines must decide how to respond.
Marines provide assistance during the evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan.

Leading Through Defeat

By Major Brian Kerg, U.S. Marine Corps
April 2022
Leadership Essay Contest—First Prize, Sponsored by Dr. J. Phillip London. As leaders, we must keep faith with our brothers- and sisters-in-arms and allies and partners.

Cooperate for Sea Control

By Major Brian Kerg, U.S. Marine Corps
December 2021
Marine Corps Essay Contest—Second Prize, Sponsored by BAE Systems. The Marine Corps has the expertise to gain access and persist during expeditionary advanced base ops.