IDB Staff: Col Ted A. Brewer
Colonel Ted Brewer, USAF (Ret.) is Senior Vice President and Executive Secretary of the Institute for Defense & Business and is extensively involved in all of the programmatic offerings and operations of the Institute, including the LO GTE CH, DAELP and CSER. His responsibilities include business development and expansions, public relations, forums and conferences, plus special projects with the Department of Defense.
Colonel Brewer has been at the IDB since September 2004. Prior to his arrival in Chapel Hill, he served over twenty eight years in the United States Air Force in a variety of assignments in Operations, Professional Military Education and Logistics. His most recent assignment was for Headquarters Pacific Air Forces where he formed the first Logistics Readiness Division in the Air Force. His responsibilities included supply and transportation support encompassing $3.3 billion in supply accounts, and $620 million in War Reserve Materiel supporting seven major aircraft weapons systems. In 2002, he was a member of the initial cadre of senior Air Force logistics leaders who visited India to build a new strategic relationship with the Indian Air Force.
Colonel Brewer’s operations experience involved flying C-141 aircraft as an Instructor Aircraft Commander and a VOLANT SPOTLIGHT executive development tour in HQ Military Airlift Command where he directed Special Assignment Airlift Missions, including Presidential Support. From there, he attended and remained at Air University’s Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) where he led the College’s initial CJCS accreditation. At ACSC he was recognized with the ACSC Foundation Faculty Achievement Award and the Wright Brothers Officership Award.
Follow-on assignments in the logistics arena included Command of the 316th Aerial Port Squadron in Yokota, Japan, an assignment at HQ Air Mobility Command, and an Air Staff tour at the Pentagon where he was the Transportation lead for war games, exercises and experiments, Joint policy and doctrine. He also ran two divisions simultaneously in the Transportation Directorate. After his Air Staff tour, Colonel Brewer was Commander of the 375th Logistics Group at Scott AFB, Illinois. His decorations include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Colonel Brewer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts in Management and Public Administration from Webster College. He is a graduate of the LOGTECH Advanced Program in Logistics and Technology and attended the Advanced Transportation/Logistics Management Course at Northwestern University and the Logistics Executive Development Program at the University of Tennessee.