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Brett Blanton


Brett Blanton is a professional engineer from the United States. Moreover, Brett Blanton served as Architect of the Capitol (AOC) from January 2020 until February 13, 2023, overseeing the office of the Architect of the Capitol and its more than 2,400 employees.

Early Life

Brett Blanton was born in 1971, in Florida, United States of America. However, there is no exact information regarding his exact date of birth, and seeing his birth year, he is 52 years old. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. Meanwhile, there is not much known regarding his zodiac sign and religion.

Following his parents, he is the son of Ann Blanton (mother) while he has not yet revealed his father’s name in public. Similarly, it is unknown whether he has any siblings or not.


Brett Blanton completed his early schooling at a local high school near his hometown. Later, he enrolled himself at Virginia Tech in Ocean Engineering and earned his Master of Science. Moreover, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1993.

Professional Career

Brett Blanton is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering and a Certified Energy Manager. Moreover, he served in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps for 22 years. In 2015, he retired from the Navy.

After retiring from the Navy, he served as Deputy Vice President for Engineering at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority which operates the Reagan National and Dulles International Airports.

On the 9th of December 2019, he was nominated by President Donald Trump for a ten-year term as Architect of the Capitol. The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration held a hearing on his nomination on the 12th of December 2019.

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Caption: Architect of the Capitol Brett Blanton is sworn in before testifying during Thursday’s House Administration Committee hearing (Source: Roll Call)

Moreover, the Committee reported his nomination favorably to the Senate floor on the 19th of December 2019. On the 19th of December 2019, the Senate confirmed his nomination by voice vote and he was sworn in on the 16th of January 2020.

The maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of the United States Capitol Complex are the responsibility of The Architect of the Capitol

He became a talking point in February 2023 after being fired from his position. Brett, according to the inspector general’s report, misused government vehicles and falsely introduced himself as a law enforcement official once.

Brett Blanton – Awards

Blanton has earned a Bronze Star with Combat “V” (worn on certain decorations awarded by the United States Armed Forces, distinguishes an award for heroism or valor in combat instead of for meritorious service or achievement).

Net Worth 2024

Talking about his salary, and net worth details are still needed to be revealed in the media According to online sources, his net worth is around $2.4 million as of 2023. Moreover, he mainly earned as an Architect of the Capitol.

Relationship Status

Talking about his personal life, Brett Blanton is a married man and married to his wife, Michelle Blanton. However, there are not many more details available regarding when they got married and others. Meanwhile, the couple has two daughters whose names are Kiran Blanton and Reilly Blanton.

Moreover, Brett Blanton has not been a part of any kind of controversy or rumors. He focuses on his professional and personal life and stays away from such controversy and rumors.

Body Measurements

This American engineer has black hair with a pair of dark brown eyes color. Moreover, he stands 6 feet tall (1.82 m) and weighs around 79 kg (174 lbs).

Brett Blanton – Social Media

Currently, this American engineer is not active on any kinds of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Moreover, it seems he likes to keep a low profile and does like to share his personal information in public or on social media.