Director of Joint and Domestic Operations promoted to Colonel:
03/22/2022 Nevada National Guard wrote: “Brett Compston, 47, of Reno, was promoted to the rank of colonel today in Carson City at the state of Nevada’s Emergency Operations Center.
Compston is the Nevada Guard’s Director of Joint and Domestic Operations and he has managed many highly-visible missions in recent years, including a stint as incident commander for Nevada’s coronavirus health response. Other highly-visible Guard missions managed by Compston included the 2021 Presidential Inauguration security mission and the annual New Year’s Eve security mission on the Las Vegas Strip.
During the period of time in 2020 when the Nevada Office of the Military provided comprehensive oversight of the COVID-19 health response of all state agencies, Compston coordinated resources and implemented processes to support the entire state’s COVID-19 health response.
The Nevada Guard’s involvement in the mission included more than 1000 Soldiers and Airmen in 2020. It was the largest domestic activation of the state’s Guardsmen in history.
For his work in support of the state’s health response, Compston was awarded a regional citation by the International Association of Emergency Managers in 2020 – despite the fact Compston was not a member of the organization. Only six emergency managers in the nation were awarded regional citations this year, according to the organization that promotes the profession of emergency management.
In July, Compston will transition to become the Nevada Army Guard’s Director of Operations and Training.”
Colonel Brett Compston is shown here with his parents Dennis and Leah Compston, and family.
Photos provided by Nevada National Guard.