Oklahoma City Battalion Commander

Lt. Col. Brian Horvath

LTC Brian Robert Horvath started his military career on the yellow footprints of Parris Island in 1991 with the United States Marine Corps. He served as a 2542 Communications Center Specialist, with military operations in JTF Provide Relief and JTF Restore Hope in Somalia.

LTC Horvath transitioned to the United States Army at Fort Benning, GA where he attended Officer Candidate School in 2002. Afterward he attended Armor Officer Basic Course. LTC Horvath’s first Army assignment was to Fort Riley, Kansas with the 1-34 Armor Brigade where he deployed to Habbiniyah, Iraq. After returning from Iraq, LTC Horvath was selected to serve in Psychological Operations and he completed the POQC, ARAC, and the SOF Language course in 2008.

In the PSYOP Regiment, LTC Horvath has deployed to Thailand and Bahrain as a Detachment Commander in 5th POB(A), served as the 4th POG (A) HHC CDR, commanded Alpha CO, 3rd POB (A)(D), and worked as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer in 3rd POB (A)(D). As the J39 at SOCNORTH, LTC Horvath worked both CAIS and PSYOP BPC for Mexico and the Bahamas. As the Commander of 1st PSYOP Battalion (A), LTC Horvath enacted a playbook shift with 7th SFG (A) that brought about unprecedented Cross Functional Team interoperability and CFT training opportunities.

LTC Horvath’s military education includes Recruiting College PCC, Jumpmaster, Joint STO, MILDEC, Special Operations Language: Tagalog, Advanced Regional Analysis Course, Psychological Operations Officer Qualification Course, Modern Army Combatives Program Level IV Certified Instructor, Infantry Captains Career Course, Scout Leaders Course, and the Armor Officer Basic Course.

LTC Horvath is a Distinguished Graduate, with a Master of Science Degree in Unconventional Warfare, from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology.