Second Lieutenants Brian Wancik and Brian Wilson have a combined 39 years of experience with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard as they assume command of the award winning team.
Wancik joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1996 and is currently a shift supervisor in the Adult Detention Center. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Virginia Army National Guard. He also brought to the Sheriff’s Office his experience as a deputy sheriff in Georgia. Wancik became a member of the Honor Guard 20 years ago. “I wanted to be part of an elite group that remains active with the community and agency events. And, of course, I wanted to look good,” he added with a smile.
Wilson began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1998 and is currently the maintenance supervisor for the Adult Detention Center and Alternative Incarceration Branch. He had no public safety experience prior to becoming a deputy sheriff. He joined the Honor Guard 19 years ago, not very long into his tenure as a deputy. “My grandfather was buried at Arlington National Cemetery,” he said. “The experience I had watching the burial detail stuck with me. I always said that if I could do what they did for someone, I would take that opportunity.”