Brent graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1986 with a degree in Middle East Area Studies. After graduation, he served in the US Air Force as an F-15 pilot and flew combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. After completing his service, Brent immigrated to Israel. Upon receiving citizenship, he was drafted into IDF active service where he served as a pilot. Upon his release from active service he served as a reservist officer liaison between the IDF and foreign air forces training in Israel. Brent worked in Israeli defense industries for Rafael and Elbit focusing on programs that would be sold to the US military. These weapons systems are currently deployed by front line forces in both the IDF and US militaries. Brent now resides in the US where he works in his family business.