His hometown was Cambridge, Minnesota.
Brent was nominated as “Airman of the Quarter” for the 58th Fighter Squadron and winner of the Top Performer of the Month for TAMS Flight, January 1996.
As crew chief of the Squadron Commander’s jet, he was always observed putting in an extra effort to keep his jet flying.
Brent was known for his great attitude and politeness and was instrumental in keeping spirits high. At shift change, he would enthusiastically yell, “Good morning mid shift,” to his comrades.
Brent also devoted time teaching Sunday school classes to children at the Eglin Base Chapel.