A retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force, Arthur Brockman currently serves as a B-737 Captain for Southwest Airlines. Art Brockman established his career in the Air Force in 1985. His early aviation experience includes holding positions such as Wing Executive Officer, Assistant Flight Commander, and Squadron Executive Officer. From 1994 to 1997, Brockman served as Assistant Operations Officer and Flight Commander. He subsequently achieved the position of Air Liaison Officer, which he held from 1997 to 1999. Over the course of his military service, Brockman contributed to combat operations including Desert Storm. He also was selected as Chief of Flight Safety for Saudi Arabian AOR. His military associations include acquiring a full membership with the International Society of Air Safety Investigators. 

In September 1999, Art Brockman left active duty to serve in the Air Force Reserves for the next eight years. He joined Southwest Airlines as a First Officer in September of 2000 and maintains membership in the Southwest Pilots Association. 

Arthur Brockman holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Missouri and a Master of Education in International Relations from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. His professional military education includes completing Squadron Officer School and Air Command and Staff College. Brockman was also named a Top Graduate for Air Force Air Group Operations School. He currently resides in El Dorado Hills, California, where he enjoys rebuilding motorcycles and building custom bikes in his free time.


Motorcycle Riding, Skiing, Family, Sports, Cooking

Work History

Work History
2000 - Present

B-737 Captain

Southwest Airlines


1988 - 1992

M. Ed.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University
1981 - 1985


University of Missouri