Brian Carroll’s unique blend of military service, proven leadership qualities, and homegrown western values makes him the right choice to represent House District 28 and the State of Colorado as we tackle the tough challenges ahead. Brian’s impressive background includes:
- Raised in Idaho Springs, Colorado by his father, a Vietnam era Veteran and a union painter, with his 6 younger brothers
- Served two tours of duty in Afghanistan as team lead for the Information Management Division of Army 3rd Special Forces Group, working with U.S. Forces and local communities to build infrastructure and information technology in schools and medical clinics throughout remote regions of the country
- Volunteered for one tour of duty in Iraq with a Special Operations Task Force as a Systems Administrator and was later appointed the Voting Assistance Officer helping to ensure free and fair elections
- Center for Progressive Leadership Fellow – committed to building progressive leadership that embodies the full diversity of Colorado’s communities.
- Veterans Affairs for Colorado Constituents in Senator Mark Udall’s state office – assisted military and veteran constituents with cases pertaining to healthcare, housing, the Department of Veterans Affairs and DADT repeal
Rocky Mountain Upbringing
Brian and his six brothers grew up in a working-class household in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Brian’s father, a Vietnam era Veteran, worked hard as a union painter and instilled those values and work-ethic in his sons. The oldest of 6 boys, Brian learned the value of hard work at an early age.
A three tour Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, Brian has continued a family commitment to serving our country and dedication to civic engagement. His grandfather served in World War II having fought on the beaches of Normandy and at the Battle of the Bulge. His great uncle fought during the Korean War. His father was a Vietnam era veteran. His brother Sean joined the Marine Corps and fought in Iraq. After Brian enlisted in the Army, his younger brother Michael joined the Navy in 2005.
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In early 2004, Sean’s unit was ambushed in an IED attack and Sean suffered life-threatening injuries, losing his right leg. Brian and his entire family rotated a schedule in order to take care of Sean as he came out of his coma and slowly recovered. Brian returned home to Colorado in the summer of 2004 and enlisted in the United States Army.
Fighting for us Abroad
Brian completed Basic Training, Advanced Individual Training and was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group as a U.S. Army Paratrooper serving as a team lead for the Information Management Division for three combat tours; Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007 and Iraq in 2008. Carroll specialized in building infrastructure and information technology resources throughout remote regions of Afghanistan and Iraq and worked with U.S Forces and local communities to build schools and medical clinics. During the final few weeks of Brian’s last deployment to Afghanistan, he volunteered for critical missions in Iraq. In addition to his normal duties overseeing the Information Management Division, he was also appointed to serve as Special Operations Task Force Voting Assistance Officer, where he oversaw the election process and provided U.S. Forces with voting resources and information.
Fighting for us at Home
Brian separated from Active Duty and decided to continue his service with the Colorado Army National Guard, 19th Special Forces Group, returning home to his family and friends in Colorado after 6 years. Upon returning home, Brian became active in Stonewall Democrats and was selected as a Fellow with the Center for Progressive Leadership. Brian also assisted military and veteran constituents in Senator Mark Udall’s Colorado office, working on cases pertaining to healthcare, housing and the Department of Veterans Affairs and became active in the repeal process of DADT.
Brian currently live in Lakewood with his brothers Sean, Joshua and Michael and his two dogs.