Mr. Thomas Atkinson
Recruiting Operation Officer of Army ROTC
P:  (540) 464-7680

Main Office P:  (540) 464-7351
F:  (540) 464-7639

Virginia Military Institute
2020 Kilbourne Hall
Lexington, VA  24450

Contact Army ROTC

SFC Donald B. Bryan

MS I Instructor
Military Science & Leadership

2020 Kilbourne Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450
P:  (540) 464-7351
F:  (540) 464-7639

Awards and Decorations

  • Bronze Star Medal  (with one  Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Commendation Medal   
  • Army Achievement Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Korean Defense Service Medal 
  • Iraqi Campaign Medal   
  • Global War on Terror Service Medal  
  • Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal  
  • Overseas Ribbon (with one Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with “M” device)  
  • NATO Medal
  • Combat Infantry  Badge  
  • Drill Sergeant  Badge

Career Path

SFC Donald Bryan is originally from Buchanan, Virginia.  In May 1991, he graduated from The College of William and Mary with a BA in History and Government.  He served four years on active duty as a tanker with duty stations in Korea and Fort Riley, Kansas.  After graduating college he joined the Army Reserve and served as a drill sergeant for three years.  After a nine year break in service SFC Bryan once again joined the Army Reserve in September of 2003 and has since served two tours in Iraq: 2004-2005 as a MTT attached to the 1st Infantry Division and 2007 -2008 as a CA Team Sergeant attached to the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.  SFC Bryan is now assigned to 2-319th Regiment (USAR) in Covington, VA as a Senior Instructor.  SFC Bryan is also currently assigned as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at the Marshall-New Market Army ROTC Battalion at Virginia Military Institute. 


SFC Bryan is married to the former Kristin Rea from Catawba Virginia.  They have 2 children, Emily (11) and Morgan (9).