Brigadier General Bryan J. Teff, Commissioner

Brigadier General Bryan J Teff

Chief of Staff – Michigan Air National Guard

Brig. Gen. Bryan J. Teff is the Chief of Staff of the Michigan Air National Guard, Lansing Michigan, the home of 2,500 ready Airmen executing multi-domain global operations, safeguarding the homeland, and supporting Michigan communities. General Teff is responsible for strategic planning, command supervision, oversight, and leadership of the 110th Wing, the 127th Wing, and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. 
He manages an annual budget of more than $380 million.

General Teff received his commission in 1989 from the U.S. Air Force Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research. He then completed undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.  Following pilot training, his first assignment was as a T-38 instructor pilot, followed by a transition to the A-10A and A-10C.  General Teff joined the Michigan Air National Guard in 1998 and has served in a variety of leadership and command roles throughout the state. He participated in military operations as an A-10 and MQ-9 pilot to include Operation Southern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Freedom Sentinel, and Operation Inherent Resolve.  Prior to his current assignment, General Teff was the Wing Commander of the 110th Wing, Battle Creek, Michigan.


1989 Bachelor of Science in Operations Research, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.

1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

2003 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

2007 Air War College, by correspondence

2008 Air Operations Center Initial Qualification Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla.

2011 Commander Development Course, Andrews AFB, Md.

2014 USAF Commanders Course, Andrews AFB, Md.

2014 Master of Science in Management, American Public University

2018 Joint Forces Staff College – Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.



1.  July 1989 – August 1990, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Miss.

2.  August 1990 – October 1992, Instructor Pilot T-38A, Stan/Eval pilot, Executive Officer, Flight Commander, 49th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.

3. October 1992 – November 1994, Instructor Pilot T-38A, Stan/Eval pilot, Executive Officer, Flight Commander, 50th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss.

4. November 1994 – August 1996, Aircraft Commander, Moody AFB, Ga

5. September 1996 – December 1997, Wing life Support Officer, Moody AFB, Ga.

6. December 1997 – May 1998, Flight Commander, 70th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.

7. May 1998 – June 2000, A-10A Pilot, 110th Fighter Wing, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.

8. June 2000 – June 2003, Flight Commander, 110th Fighter Wing, 172nd Fighter Squadron, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.

9. June 2003 – June 2005, Group Chief of Stan/Eval, 110 Operations Flight, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.

10. June 2005 – January 2011, Commander, 110th Operations Support Flight, A-10A and A-10C Instructor/Evaluator Pilot, 110th Fighter Wing, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.

11. January 2011- April 2014, Base Commander, Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Mich.

12. April 2014 – April 2015, Commander, 127th Mission Support Group, Selfridge ANGB, Mich.

13. April 2015 – December 2015, Vice Wing Commander, 110th Attack Wing, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.

14. December 2015- May 2019, Wing Commander, 110th Wing, Battle Creek ANGB, Mich.

15. May 2019 – Present, Chief of Staff, Michigan Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Lansing, Mich.



Rating: Command Pilot

Flight Hours: More than 3,600 hours, including 433 combat hours

Aircraft flown: A-10A/C, MQ-9, T-37, T-38



Legion of Merit

Distinguished Flying Cross

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters

Aerial Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and 10 oak leaf clusters

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award



Second Lieutenant May 31, 1989

First Lieutenant May 31, 1991

Captain May 31, 1993

Major Jan. 1, 2000

Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 10, 2004

Colonel July 22, 2009

Brigadier General May 28, 2019