Rear Adm. Brian Guldbek is a native of Chicago. He is a 1986 graduate of Loyola University School of Dentistry in Maywood, Illinois, where he received a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Guldbek was directly commissioned as a lieutenant into the Navy Reserve in February 1999 and was initially assigned to Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. After 6 months he transferred to the 4th Dental Battalion, 14th Dental Company, Det. 3 in Forest Park, Illinois, where he served as officer in charge. In March 2003 he was recalled to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 4th Medical Battalion providing dental care to both Active Duty and Reserve members in Kuwait and Iraq.
Guldbek’s tours included Reserve Fleet dental officer, U.S. Pacific Fleet; commanding officer, 4th Dental Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, Marietta, Georgia; senior dental executive, Expeditionary Medical Facility, Bethesda Maryland; company commander, Surgical Company Alpha, 4th Medical Battalion, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; group dental officer, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, New Orleans; executive officer, H&S Company, San Diego; 4th Medical Battalion, H&S Company, San Diego; battalion assistant administration officer (S-1A) and battalion administration officer (S-1), 4th Medical Battalion; and officer in charge 4th Dental Battalion, 14th Dental Company Det. 3.
In October 2016 Guldbek assumed duties as deputy medical officer of the Marine Corps (RC) and is authorized to wear the Fleet Marine Force Warfare Officer Device.
Guldbek’s decorations include Meritorious Service Award (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M and National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Hourglass.
He is currently in private practice in Libertyville, Illinois.