Maj. Brent Luch is the Commander of the 42nd Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. As the Defense Force commander, he is responsible for providing air base defense and security for 42,000 active duty, Reserve, civilian and contractor personnel as well as more than 2.2 billion dollars of assets located at Maxwell AFB and Gunter-Annex. The 42nd SFS is a proud component of the 42nd Mission Support Group, and the 42nd Air Base Wing providing direct support to Air University, and 45 mission partners including the 908th Airlift Wing, United States Space Force, and Air Force Materiel Command units.

Maj. Brent Luch was the chief, Security Forces Officer assigned to the Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. As the assignment officer, he coordinated and executed the placement and personnel actions for more than 700 Security Forces officers. In this role, Maj. Luch also led the planning and execution of assigning commanders to 113 Security Forces units, facilitating the selection of candidates and coordination with hiring authorities across the Air Force. Maj. Luch served as the subject matter expert to the Security Forces career field manager and major command functionals, advising them on career field manning and development.

Maj. Luch entered the Air Force in 2013 through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at Detachment 027, Northern Arizona University. He completed Security Forces officer training in April 2014 and was assigned to Malmstrom AFB where he served in multiple functions culminating as a nuclear convoy commander. Maj. Luch has experience as a two-time operations officer, including at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey where he led security operations for The North Atlantic Treaty Organization assets and served as a liaison to the host nation in support of joint security operations. In addition to these positions, he has served twice as an executive officer, most recently to a general officer.

2013 Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz.
2018 Master of Science, Organizational Psychology, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz.
2018 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2019 Antiterrorism Officer Level II Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2023 Integrated Defense Command and Control Course, Lackland AFB, Texas

January 2014 – April 2014, Student, Security Forces Officer Course, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
April 2014 – June 2015, Flight Commander, 341st Missile Security Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
July 2015 – June 2016, Executive Officer, 341st Security Forces Group, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
July 2016 – September 2017, Officer in Charge, Security Escort Teams and Executive Officer, 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
September 2017 – May 2019, Operations Officer, 45th Security Forces Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.
June 2019 – July 2020, Executive Officer, 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla.
July 2020 – July 2021, Operations Officer, 39th Security Forces Squadron, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey
July 2021 – June 2023, Chief, Security Forces Officer Assignments, Air Force Personnel Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
June 2023-Present, Commander, 42nd Security Forces Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak-leaf cluster Air and Space Commendation Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal

Second Lieutenant May 11, 2013
First Lieutenant Aug. 24, 2015
Captain Aug. 24, 2017
Major Nov. 1, 2022

(Current as of July 31, 2023)