Capt Brandon Bagwell

Recruiting Officer and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies
Russell West
P843-863-7144 /


2014 Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
2016 Officer Intelligence Course, Goodfellow Air Force Base, TX
2021 Masters, Criminal Intelligence, American military University

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Capt Brandon Bagwell is the Operations Flight Commander and Assistant Professor of aerospace studies for Detachment 772 at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina. He is responsible for recruiting and training highly qualified men and women with the intent of developing them into the next generation of Air Force and Space Force leaders. In addition, Capt Bagwell instructs entry-level curriculum which covers Intro to the U.S. Air Force and Evolution of the U.S. Air Force. Capt Bagwell commissioned through AFROTC from Clemson University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering.

September 2015 –March 2016, Student, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas
April 2016 –April 2019, Flight Commander/NSA Watch Officer, 31st Intelligence Squadron, Fort Gordon, Georgia
April 2019 –June 2021, Flight Commander, 721 Operations Support Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado(July 2019 –November 2019, INDOPACOM DS4 Intelligence Embed, JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii)
June 2021 –May 2022, Chief of Unit Support, HQ SpOC/S2O, ISR Ops, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
May 2022–Present, Operations Flight Commander, Detachment 772, Charleston Southern University, Charleston, S.C.

Second Lieutenant - December 17, 2014 First Lieutenant - April 9, 2017 Captain - April 9, 2019