Lt Col Julian began his CAP career in June 1982 in the Statesville (NC) Composite Squadron and soon became the Commander. He transferred to the NC Wing Group 2 Headquarters where he served as both Senior Training Officer (now Professional Development Officer) and Communications Officer. In 1987, he was appointed as the North Carolina Wing Inspector General and served for six years.
After a hiatus from CAP, he joined the Middle Georgia Senior Squadron and held multiple assignments before accepting an assignment as the Georgia Wing Director of Professional Development and Assistant Inspector General. He completed all level of the Professional development program and earned the Gill Robb Wilson Award in January 1991. He is Master rated in the Inspector General and Professional Development Officer Specialty Tracks, Senior rated in Communications, Information Technology, Administration, and Personnel, and Technician rated in Command, Logistics, Safety, Aerospace Education, Public Affairs, and Emergency Services. He has taught in and directed numerous Squadron Leadership Schools, Corporate Learning Courses, and Unit Commanders Courses. He is certified to teach the Senior Inspector General Course and has done so on many times. In addition, he serves as Curriculum Coordinator for the Southeast Region Staff College. He remains active in CAP Communications.
While in the North Carolina Wing, he was a rated Pilot and Observer and qualified as a Mission Pilot and Mission Coordinator (now Incident Commander). He currently is qualified as a Mission Observer, Mission Scanner, Airborne Photographer, Mission Safety Officer, Communications Unit Leader, Mission Radio Operator, and Mission Staff Assistant.
Lt Col Julian retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force in 2008 after serving 38 years primarily as a Security Forces Officer in the Reserve Component. He had assignments in Alaska, North Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Germany, and Virginia. He served on staff of the European Command, Air Combat Command, and Pacific Air Command. In 1986 and again in 1993, he was selected at the Security Police Individual Mobilization Augmentee of the Year. He also was selected four times for the same award at the Major Air Command level.
He earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Appalachian State University, a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Masters degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is married to CAP Major Tonnie Julian. They have five children and eight grandchildren. He is also retired from a career in education, teaching at both the public school and college levels. He retired from USAF Civil Service in 2012.