Brian Layer

Brian Layer

Public and Private
Sector Advisor

Brigadier General Brian Layer retired from the U.S. Army after a distinguished 30-year career.

General Layer currently supports both public and private sector clients, ensuring they thrive in highly competitive, unpredictable and rapidly changing environments.

In addition, he advises on national security, leadership and problem solving, and has a distinguished record of operationalizing complex global initiatives, resulting in leadership and organizational excellence.

General Layer serves as President of RL Leaders, a consultant firm which specializes in delivering creative and innovative national security solutions.

During his career in the U.S. Army, General Layer served in a variety of leadership assignments, culminating as the Army Chief of Transportation and Commandant of the Army Transportation School and Center. He has directed both global sustainment and surface distribution operations for the Army. Additionally, he commanded units in the 5th Special Forces Group, 101st Airborne Division and 3rd Infantry Division.

General Layer holds a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In addition, he has a master’s in business administration from Michigan State, a master’s in Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Service and a master’s degree in National Resource Policy from the National Defense University.