Special to The Sun
2008 Wakulla High graduate, Stuart Brimner, the son of Ed and Tina Brimner, was promoted to Major at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.
Major Brimner was commissioned as an Army Aviation Officer after graduating from Florida State University in 2013. In 2022, he completed a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the Naval War College in Monterey, California. His master’s dissertation concerning how and when pilots obtain critical flight information was converted to an article and published in multiple technical journals.
Major Brimner is currently assigned as a product manager for AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Production and Fielding. He recently completed the delivery of new Apache Attack Helecopters to the 1-3 Attack Battalion in Germany.
Major Brimner attended flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and qualified in the UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter. His prior assignments include Fort Hood, Texas and Fort Drum, New York. He has also deployed with the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade in Afghanistan where he served as the Army liaison officer with Special Operations and was later given command of an AH-64 Apache maintenance company. Other deployments include Germany and Turkey.
Major Brimner and his wife, Lindsey, have been married for 7 years and have three children, James and twins Jacob and Evelyn.
Major Brimner’s awards and decorations include a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal (with “C” device), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal, Aviator Badge, and Parachutist Badge.